Regulating Services in the European Union by Vassilis HatzopoulosRegulating Services in the European Union by Vassilis Hatzopoulos

Regulating Services in the European Union

byVassilis Hatzopoulos

Hardcover | May 12, 2012

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Across the EU, services are the cornerstone of the modern economy, accounting for over 70% of national GDPs and over 90% of new jobs created. Fostering trade in services has, accordingly, become central to the EU's vision for developing the internal market. Yet regulating services and theirinternational trade is notoriously complex, and controversial. For years the EU's efforts were limited to sector-specific regulation in key areas, until the adoption of the general Services Directive in 2006. Since then, confronted by the limited success of traditional legal intervention, the EU's attentions have shifted to alternative forms of regulation.This book looks back on the historical development of services law, discusses the nature of impediments to trade in services in the EU, and explainsthe basic rules and principles applicable to such trade. It also examines the recent development of alternative regulatory methods, such as networking, the use of common standards, private regulation, self-regulation, open methods of coordination, and administrative cooperation. Taking a broad perspective and placing services regulation within its economic context, the author offers a thorough evaluation of current regulatory methods alongside the alternative methods which could be deployed. The book is the first to provide an overview of the regulation of services in theEU.
Dr. Vassilis Hatzopoulos is an Associate Professor at the Democritus University of Thrace, a visiting Professor at the College of Europe, Bruges, and a Special (Honorary) Lecturer at the University of Nottingham. He has practiced as a lawyer at the Athens Bar since 1995 in the fields of Internal Market (with an emphasis on services and...
Title:Regulating Services in the European UnionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:488 pagesPublished:May 12, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199572666

ISBN - 13:9780199572663

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Table of Contents

1. Regulation and Services: Basic Conceptual Background2. Economic versus Non-Economic Activities3. Restrictions4. Justifications5. Judge-Made Regulation in the Field of Services6. Regulation Through Legislation7. Private Regulation8. Non-Legislative Means of EU Regulation9. Old versus New Governance in Services: An OutlookConclusion: Future Directions - Towards 'Intermodal Homogeneity'?