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date: 25 February 2021

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The Single European Act (SEA) – signed in February 1986 – marked the first significant formal transformation of the Treaty of Rome, and was instrumental in implementing the EU's single market program. Its central feature was the modification of the Community's decision-making procedures that allowed for majority voting on key internal market matters. This article discusses the origins of the SEA, key provisions of the SEA, and the SEA's impact.

Keywords: SEA, EU, single market, decision making, Treaty of Rome

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