Free Movement of Services

Free Movement of Services in Europe

Description of Free movement of services

The Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union describes free movement of services in the following terms: [1] One of the Treaty of Rome’s four freedoms which laid the foundations of the Common Market, the free movement of services allows professionals to practise anywhere in the EU (except as a public official). Although the principle of free movement of services was established early, it took over 15 years before mutual recognition of qualifications was achieved, enabling lawyers, architects, doctors and others to surmount national barriers. Even then, subtle ways were found to inhibit foreigners from providing domestic services. (See also Discrimination.)

Free Movement of Services in relation to the E.U. Services Directive

The following reviews some of the entries in this European legal encyclopedia about free movement of services regarding the European Union Servicies Directive:

  • the Freedom to Provide Services clause and related derogations
  • Obligations relating to the rights of recipients of services


Notas y References

  1. Based on the book “A Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union from Aachen to Zollverein”, by Rodney Leach (Profile Books; London)

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