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Service Directive

62 posts
"The Contribution of Public Services to Social Progress" by Wouter Van Dooren NEW
Social Europe 2 Years, 4 Weeks, 47 Minutes ago
Watch Wouter Van Dooren of the University of Antwerp discuss how to measure the contribution of public services and what impact they have on social progress. This talk was recorded at the conference ‘From (un)economic growth to future well-bei...
Skrota sexköpslagen! Befria sexualiteten! NEW
Henrik-Alexandersson.se 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 1 Day, 10 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
Jag sitter och retar mig på en SvD Brännpunkt-artikel skriven av Anna Hedh (s), Cecilia Wikström (fp) och Malin Roux: Europa bör ta efter svenska sexköpslagen.Artikelns grundtes är att prostitution leder till "trafficking" och att sexköp därf...
Réaction de Michel Barnier au communiqué de presse du député européen Marc Tarabella sur les intentions de la Commission quant aux services de la sécurité sociale obligatoire NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 1 Day, 12 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
Dans un communiqué de presse daté du 17 octobre 2012, le Député européen Marc Tarabella affirme que, dans le cadre de l'initiative législative sur les marchés publics, la Commission propose "d'ouvrir les services de la sécurité sociale o...
Endlich: Re-Kommunalisierung öffentlicher Dienstleistungen in der EU NEW
Raetischer Bote - Nachrichten aus einer europäischen Provinz 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 1 Day, 16 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
Wenn es um die öffentliche Daseinsvorsorge geht, dann waren die letzte Jahrzehnte in der Europäischen Union von Privatisierung und Liberalisierung geprägt. Die Entwicklung zeigte jedoch bald erste Kehrseiten.  Die enttäuschten Erwartungen &...
Re-Kommunalisierung öffentlicher Dienstleistungen in der EU NEW
Faires Europa 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 1 Day, 17 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
Wenn es um die öffentliche Daseinsvorsorge geht, dann waren die letzte Jahrzehnte in der Europäischen Union von Privatisierung und Liberalisierung geprägt. In Europa setzten in den 1980er Jahren massive Privatisierungs- und Liberalisierungswellen...
Prostitution | Brüssel will Dialog über Menschenhandel NEW
Presseurop Blog (DE) 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
„Menschenhandel ist die moderne Sklaverei.“ Davon ist die EU-Kommissarin für Innenpolitik Cecilia Malmström überzeugt und fordert deswegen eine stärkere Zusammenarbeit der EU-Länder, um mehr Täter zu übe...
VIDEO: California Voters To Address Prostitution NEW
FSN Reporters Blog 2 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 8 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
In November, California voters will have an opportunity to decide whether to stiffen criminal penalties for pimps and provide more resources for prostitutes. Proposition 35 is known as the CASE Act: Californians Against Sexual Exploitation. It's part...
UK services pop (out early) NEW
FT Alphaville 2 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 23 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
It was a PMI surprise, with UK service sector data appearing from Markit Group just before the close of trading in London on Tuesday.It shouldn’t have happened. The original...
Sex worker union organising: an important new book NEW
Shiraz Socialst 2 Years, 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 2 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
An Agency of their Own: sex worker union organising by Professor Gregor Gall of the University of Hartfordshire. The term ‘sex workers’ is a generic one covering all those who sell sexual services and comprises prostitutes, exotic dancers, porn a...
Spain: ‘I Won't Pay' Campaign Hits Catalonia Highways NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 2 Years, 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 9 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
A wave of protests against rising tolls on Spanish highways reached its five-month mark last week, when a clash between motorists and private authorities motivated a company that oversees more than 6,713 kilometers of European motorways, to put up ba...
Time for a real Single Market? Case EU Services Directive NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 16 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
How does the harmonisation of internal market rules work? The groundwork for the EU Services Directive was laid in a 2000 strategy paper, but in 2012 the Commission is still bogged down by the lack of full and correct transposition in the member stat...
EU Services Directive: obstacles to freedom to provide cross-border services NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 19 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
The quest to implement the EU Services Directive did not end on transposition date, 28 December 2009, but continues to play out between the European Commission and the national administrations, as well as among the member state governments. The rec...
EU Services Directive: obstacles to freedom of establishment NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 21 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
The 1957 EEC Treaty (Treaty of Rome) established the 'common market' aim, but the European Union in 2012 still struggles with making the internal market a living reality, especially with regard to the free movement of services and persons, let alone...
Making the EU Services Directive work 3/3 NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
Part one presented and commented on the complexity of the Services Directive in the study written by Manuel Dierickx Visschers and part two dealt with the Flemish Services Impact Test (SIT). The report was published by the Eurofoundation New Direct...
Making the EU Services Directive work 2/3 NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 19 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
The first blog post presented and commented on the complexity of the Services Directive in the study written by Manuel Dierickx Visschers. The report was published by the Eurofoundation New Direction and it is downloadable here: Serving Europe – Ma...
Making the EU Services Directive work 1/3 NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
The loss of international competitiveness and the lack of growth are problems at the bottom of the current economic and financial crisis in Europe. A more seamlessly functioning services sector is a crucial ingredient of turning the tables, even if...
Palveludirektiivi: kielletyt vaatimukset NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 11 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Suomelle ja muille EU-jäsenille osoitetut talous- ja kasvupolitiikkaa koskevat maakohtaiset suositukset sekä vastaavanlaiset linjaukset euroalueelle kokonaisuutena julkaistiin hiljattain Euroopan unionin virallisessa lehdessä: EUVL 24.7.2012 C 219...
Consumers may remain passive while obtaining information about right of withdrawal - CJEU case C-49/11 (Content Services) NEW
Recent developments in European Consumer Law 2 Years, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 8 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
5 July 2012: the CJEU's case C-49/11 (Content Services) The CJEU decided today that Article 5 of the Distance Selling Directive (97/7/EC) does not allow for service providers and sellers to convey information about, inter alia, a right of withdraw...
Suomen sähköiset yrityspalvelut EU:n keskikastissa (Yritys-Suomi) NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 13 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
EU:n palveludirektiivin edellyttämät keskitetyt asiointipisteet (Points of Single Contact, PSCs) on arvioitu komission toimesta. Euroopan komissio nosti kärkeen seuraavat maat: Tanska, Viro, Espanja, Luxemburg, Alankomaat, Ruotsi, Iso-Britannia...
Tillväxt genom att röja handelshinder på den inre marknaden NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
I går repeterade jag kort på engelska EU kommissionens meddelanden COM(2012) 259 om bättre styrning av den inre marknaden och COM(2012) 261 om genomförandet av tjänstedirektivet. Meddelandet om tjänstedirektivet åtföljdes av tre arbetsdokum...
EU performance checks: construction, business services and tourism NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 4 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 14 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
How well does the internal market function in these important service areas: construction, business services and tourism? After promised (by Herman Van Rompuy) and delivered (by the European Parliament and ECOFIN) assessments of Single Market Act (...
Tjänstedirektivet: Kommissionen vill stoppa diskrimineringen av konsumenter NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Day, 3 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
Enligt tjänstedirektivet får EU-länderna och företagen inte diskriminera konsumenter på grund av deras nationalitet eller bosättningsort. I praktiken behandlas de presumtiva kunderna fortfarande ofta olika när de vill handla över landsgränse...
Kuluttajien syrjinnän lopettaminen EU:n sisämarkkinoilla NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 5 Months, 2 Days, 3 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
Jotta EU:n suurin voimavara ei jäisi lähes täydelliseen pimentoon jatkan sisämarkkinoiden tarkastelua. Sisämarkkinoiden kehittäminen Kesäkuussa komissio julkaisi kaksi tiedonantoa, jotka viitoittavat tietä: Sisämarkkinoiden hallinnoinn...
EU Services Directive: Priorities and action NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 5 Months, 3 Days, 1 Hour, 10 Minutes ago
Among the sectors covered by the Services Directive, the European Commission has chosen four priority areas. The Commission has addressed a ”to-do” list to the EU member states. Services Directive scope The blog post Scope of EU Services Dire...
Scope of EU Services Directive NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 5 Months, 3 Days, 3 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
The blog entry Importance and growth potential: EU Services Directive told us that the services covered by the directive account for 45% of EU GDP, while services as a whole represent more than 65% of EU GDP and employment. Let us get these differe...
Importance and growth potential: EU Services Directive NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 5 Months, 4 Days, 1 Hour, 2 Minutes ago
The economic weight and growth potential of the Services Directive merit enhanced attention from businesses, public administrations and citizens in the European Union (indeed the European Economic Area EEA). Improving the Single Market In Better...
EU Services Directive needs correct implementation NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 5 Months, 4 Days, 3 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
As we saw in Better governance for the EU Single Market, the Commission promised to focus on the energy sector as a key enabler and on the economic sectors offering the best hope of growth and jobs, namely: • Services (including retail and wholes...
Mer tillväxt genom tjänstedirektivet NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 5 Months, 5 Days, 45 Minutes ago
Efter konkurrenskraftsrådets slutsatser om den digitala inre marknaden och styrningen av den inre marknaden publicerade EU-kommissionen ett meddelande om bättre styrning (blogginlägg på finska, svenska, engelska, finska), tillgängligt på 22 spr...
Prostitution Gets a Red Card From the European Parliament NEW
The Honeyball Buzz 2 Years, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 1 Hour, 20 Minutes ago
A campaign aimed at cracking down on the sexual exploitation of women at sporting events has just been launched in the European Parliament. I was one of 20 MEPs who participated in the launch of this campaign organised by the European … Contin...
European Commission Work Programme 2012: Internal market and services NEW
Grahnlaw 2 Years, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 17 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
For some reason Eur-Lex stubbornly renders the headline of the bibliographic notice in Danish, although the rest of the text is in English. Anyway, the Commission work programme 2012, available in 22 official EU languages, is a suitable read when we...
Services publics: le Parlement moins libéral que d'habitude? NEW
Échos d'euro-écolos 3 Years, 1 Week, 6 Days, 51 Minutes ago
Par Pascal Canfin Le Parlement européen va adopter cette semaine un rapport sur le financement des services publics pour influencer les nouvelles règles que la Commission sortira de manière définitive avant de la fin de l'année. Objectif: que le...
Improper implementation of the Services Directive NEW
Recent developments in European Consumer Law 3 Years, 1 Week, 6 Days, 16 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
While the European institutions are busy preparing new sales' regulations (Consumer Rights Directive and Common European Sales Law), services seemed to be a bit forgotten. This is surprising taking into account that consumers conclude many contracts...
EU-lagstiftning om tillgänglig samhällsservice och digital kompetens NEW
Grahnblawg 3 Years, 1 Month, 18 Hours ago
Nog så vackert deklamerade kommissionen i den digitala agendan (s. 26): Den digitala epoken bör handla om egenmakt och frigörelse, ens bakgrund eller färdigheter får inte vara ett hinder för detta. Men det fanns nog goda grunder, som vi ser i f...
Ökad konkurrens i tjänstesektorn och lite annat NEW
Gunnar Hökmark 3 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 3 Days, 4 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
En dag i möten med polska ordförandeskapet om telekompolitiken, med polska journalister om EU och länderna i Östra partnerskapet, programarbete inför EPP-kongressen, möte med det moderata Balkannätverket och förberedelser inför en morgondag...
Gunnar Hökmarks yttrande om statsstöd antaget NEW
Gunnar Hökmark 3 Years, 2 Months, 19 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Ikväll röstades Gunnar Hökmarks yttrande om statsstöd för tjänster av allmänt ekonomiskt intresse igenom i industriutskottet. Yttrandet betonar vikten av att regelverket driver på utvecklingen och konkurrenskraften även inom de sektorer där...
Aprobado por inmensa mayoría mi informe sobre auditorías en el Parlamento Europeo NEW
Antonio Masip 3 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 46 Minutes ago
Estrasburgo, 13 de septiembre de 2011ANTONIO MASIP: "NECESITAMOS UNA PROFUNDA REFORMA EN LAS AUDITORÍAS PARA RECUPERAR LA CONFIANZA DE LOS MERCADOS Y EN LOS MERCADOS" El Pleno del Parlamento Europeo ha aprobado hoy el informe del eurodiputado social...
Une riche journée européenne NEW
La lettre Volée 3 Years, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 17 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Beaucoup de petits faits aujourd'hui qui, épars, sont négligeables. Rassemblés, quelle éloquence pourtant !   Le Financial Times relate que la Commission entend renforcer la croissance grâce à une version renforcée de...
EU free movement of persons and services: Have qualifications, will travel? NEW
Grahnlaw 4 Years, 1 Month, 4 Days, 20 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
The EU Commission has published a report on how things turn out in practice for mobile professionals: Internal Market: Commission publishes reports on how Professional Qualifications Directive works in practice (22 October 2010, press release IP/10/1...
Fair food prices: new legislation needed, say MEPs NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 4 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
The bargaining positions of all players in the human food chain must be rebalanced, and fair competition enforced by law, to ensure fair returns to farmers and price transparency to consumers, says Parliament in a resolution voted on Tuesday.
Välfärden är hotad – apoteken blir fler och har mer öppet NEW
Gunnar Hökmark 4 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 8 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
Dagens Eko presenterade i dag en uppskattning om att det kommer att öppnas 700 nya apotek i Sverige. Enligt de rödgröna är detta, som är en konsekvens av att apoteksmonopolet är avvecklat, ett grundskott mot den svenska välfärden som enligt d...
Wenn dich die Kommission duzt NEW
europaeum 4 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
Ich freue mich ja immer wie ein Schneekönig, wenn öffentliche Institutionen meine Bitten erhören, und wie hier näher mit Bürger/innen in den Dialog treten wollen. Besonders dann, wenn es nicht über ausgefallene Kommikationsstrategien, die von f...
Pantouflage NEW
La lettre Volée 4 Years, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 22 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
"Un autre aspect de la  prédation des services publics réside dans la dégénérescence corporative de la fonction publique. Dans une société comme la France, suspendue à un Etat centralisé, le sentiment de justice dépend de la vertu...
European Parliament debates regulating Football Players’ Agents NEW
The Honeyball Buzz 4 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 20 Hours ago
As we all watch the World Cup, we should reflect that Europe is lucky that some of the most talented sports men and women come from all over the world to compete here. Unsurprisingly, the increased internationalisation of sport of over the last few y...
Europäische Vergnügungsparks Präsentieren Ihre Neuheiten für 2010 NEW
Karpfenteich 4 Years, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 22 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Vergnügungsparks in ganz Europa haben über die Winterpause Millionen von Euro in neue Attraktionen investiert, um den erwarteten 150 Millionen Besuchern zahlreiche Neuheiten zu bieten. Von Achterbahnen, Thrill Rides und Familienattraktionen zu...
Updated Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) published NEW
Grahnlaw 4 Years, 7 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 8 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
We return to an old friend we have followed here on Grahnlaw. A codified (updated and readable) version of the EU’s Audiovisual Media Services Directive has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union, in the official languages of...
Discrimination frustrates free movement in the EU NEW
Grahnlaw 4 Years, 10 Months, 5 Days, 3 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
The free movement of people has been an aim since the 1957 EEC Treaty. Discrimination on grounds of nationality has been prohibited for as long. Directive 2004/38 on the right of the citizens of the (European) Union and their family members to move a...
Michel Barnier om EU:s inre marknad 2010-2014 NEW
Grahnblawg 4 Years, 10 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 26 Minutes ago
I ett inlägg på min engelska blogg tittade jag på vad den föreslagna medlemmen i EU-kommissionen Michel Barnier har framfört om immateriella rättigheter: EP hearing Michel Barnier: Intellectual property rights (18 januari 2010).Det finns en hel...
Rząd będzie interweniował w sprawie iTunes NEW
blogUE (Gazeta Wyborcza) 4 Years, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 13 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
Kropla drąży skałę? Przysłowie ma szansę znów się sprawdzić. Po interwencjach „Gazety”, osobistej krucjacie blogUE, zaangażowaniu polskich europosłów, w sprawę dyskryminacji polskich konsumentów - którzy z niewiadomych prz...
EU: Fri rörlighet för tjänster ─ Tjänstedirektivet i Finland NEW
Grahnblawg 4 Years, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 23 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
Vi har tidigare tecknat en bakgrund på Grahnlaw (in English): EU Services Directive: Transposition (Sweden and Finland) (20 december 2009) och närmare beskrivit omsättningen av tjänstedirektivet i Sverige på denna blogg.Sedan Lissabonfördraget...
Palvelujen vapaa liikkuvuus Euroopan unionissa: Uusi laki voimaan NEW
Eurooppaoikeus 4 Years, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 1 Hour, 35 Minutes ago
Laki palvelujen tarjoamisesta 1166/2009 on julkaistu, ja se tuli voimaan 28 päivänä joulukuuta 2009. Laki perustuu hallituksen esitykseen 216/2009 vp (80 sivua). Lailla toteutetaan Euroopan unionin palveludirektiivi 2006/123, joka on julkaistu Eu...
History of EU Audiovisual Media Services Directive (Following a legislative procedure) NEW
Grahnlaw 4 Years, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 3 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
Believe it or not; it is just like Dinner for One. The Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMS Directive) 2007/65 covers audiovisual services (including on-demand services) in the digital age. The AVMS Directive renamed and amended the Television...
EU:n palveludirektiivi voimaan Suomessa NEW
Eurooppaoikeus 4 Years, 11 Months, 5 Days, 3 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
Tasavallan presidentin esittelyssä 22.12.2009 vahvistettiin mm. seuraava laki: Laki palvelujen tarjoamisesta, laki rajat ylittävästä kieltomenettelystä annetun lain 1 pykälän muuttamisesta ja laki Kuluttajavirastosta annetun lain 1 pykälän m...
Tjänstedirektivet i Sverige NEW
Grahnblawg 4 Years, 11 Months, 1 Week, 12 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
Ännu ser vi inga spår av det på EU-kommissionens webbsidor, men Sverige genomför tjänstedirektivet 2006/123 i rätt tid, före den 28 december 2009. Det sker genom en lag och en förordning (samt ändringar av tretton lagar): Lag om tjänster...
EU Services Directive: Transposition (Sweden and Finland) NEW
Grahnlaw 4 Years, 11 Months, 1 Week, 14 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
The member states of the European Union have had three years to turn the EU’s Services Directive 2006/123 into national law. But with the transposition period drawing to a close in a few days, on 27 December 2009, a majority of the countries have s...
How Realistic Is The ‘Good Society’ Project? NEW
Social Europe 5 Years, 1 Week, 21 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
It is important to be honest about the very real conflicts that exist between ethical values and the practical realities of power. Any project that envisages changing Europe through a combination of gradualist methods and revolutionary objectives con...
Belgian train strike NEW
EU for US 5 Years, 1 Week, 3 Days, 1 Hour, 57 Minutes ago
I left for vacation Thursday 2 weeks ago. The National Railway Company of Belgium held a strike that same day. My seven-hour train ride became a 2 hour bus ride followed by an hour-long train to Paris and an overnight sleeper train to the South of Fr...
Kommunal EU-udfordring til forsvar for overenskomster NEW
Folkebevægelsens Fælles Blog 5 Years, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 49 Minutes ago
- Alle kommunalvalgskandidater bør støtte københavnsk forslag om overenskomstkrav i licitationer som er en udfordring mod EU's indre marked, udtaler Rina Ronja Kari fra Folkebevægelsen mod EU - Nyheder / Pressemeddelelse, Faglig, Østarbejde...
PES challenges the Liberals - but what does the single market mean for public services? NEW
Jon Worth's Euroblog 5 Years, 7 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 3 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
The PES was kind enough to e-mail me a copy of Poul Nyrup Rasmussen’s open letter to the European Liberals (whose campaign launched today) where Rasmussen calls into question the Liberals’ statement that “The single market should be rei...
Sweden: EU Services Directive NEW
Grahnlaw 6 Years, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 6 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
The Swedish Government has published a hefty memorandum (consultation paper) on the EU Services Directive, officially Directive 2006/123/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 on services in the internal market, OJ 27.12...
Quality of public services = quality of life NEW
PES - manifesto 2009 6 Years, 5 Months, 5 Days, 1 Hour, 50 Minutes ago
Quality employment and quality public services and not “market obligations” should be the driving principles for the European Union in order to foster social inclusion, equality and solidarity. The European Federation of Public Service...