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Which phrase is the correct one?

to increase competitiveness in the EU labor market
to increase competitiveness on the EU labor market

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In is correct.

'On' in terms of a market means something for sale. You put your house 'on the market'.

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English is not my forte. But here is my two cents. IN is correct since competitiveness is an event that must occur in a population. In this case the population is the EU labor market

Change the word competitiveness to murderousness and it will be clearer. :)

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