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Trade Regulation and Policy in the EU Internal Market

An Assessment through the Services Directive

9781800886674 Edward Elgar Publishing
Isidora Maletić, Senior Lecturer in Law Education and Fellow of the Centre of European Law, King’s College London, UK
Publication Date: June 2022 ISBN: 978 1 80088 667 4 Extent: c 232 pp
Exploring the importance of the EU Services Directive (Directive 2006/123), this book provides an expansive insight into the controversial legislation regulating the internal market in services, whilst examining the challenges of positive harmonisation. In addition, by analysing the functioning and judicial interpretation of the directive, it considers EU trade regulation values and the broader significance of EU regulation in global regulatory standard setting.

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Exploring the importance of the EU Services Directive (Directive 2006/123), this book provides an expansive insight into the controversial legislation regulating the internal market in services, whilst examining the challenges of positive harmonisation. In addition, by analysing the functioning and judicial interpretation of the directive, it considers EU trade regulation values and the broader significance of EU regulation in global regulatory standard setting.

The book analyses the directive’s contribution to the fundamental freedoms and to the completion of the internal market, with particular focus on the remit of EU and national regulatory autonomy and general interests protection in the context of positive harmonisation. Through the lens of the directive, the study evaluates the status of EU integration and appraises the resilience of the internal market regulatory paradigm, including the interaction between primary and secondary law and the effectiveness of administrative law reinforcement, for the governance of the modern economy, as well as exploring more broadly the import and international influence of EU trade regulation. The book considers a variety of policy themes, including the relationship between national autonomy and supranational competence; the interaction of economic advancement and related general interests, such as environmental and consumer protection; market harmonisation techniques and enforcement challenges, along with potential mechanisms for regulatory enhancement.

Discussing a central legal and economic framework for the regulation of trade in services, from regulatory, constitutional and policy perspectives, this book will be of significant interest to students, academics, practitioners and officials on European Union policy and law, as well as to anyone interested more generally in business regulation in evolving technological contexts, international trade law and comparative market integration themes.
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‘Understanding EU internal market law today requires a lot more than just examining the market freedoms through its rationale of negative integration, as they are contained in the EU Treaties. Rather, supplementing this is positive integration, which plays an increasingly important role in complementing the freedoms. Together, negative and positive integration now play an interrelated role in ensuring cross-border access to the provision of services, and the receipt of services. In this book, Maletić’s thorough analysis of the Services Directive clearly demonstrates this, and provides further insight into what the future holds as the EU’s internal market continues to evolve.’
– Graham Butler, Aarhus University, Denmark
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Contents: 1. Introduction to internal market trade regulation and policy through the Services Directive 2. The Services Directive background and the negative integration context 3. The Services Directive from a regulatory perspective – thesubstantive framework established 4. The Services Directive from a constitutional perspective – the relationship with the treaty provisions on the fundamental freedoms 5. The Services Directive from a policy perspective – expectations and challenges of positive harmonisation 6. Assessment of the regime established by the Services Directive and suggestions for reform 7. The import of the Services Directive for the internal market, for better regulation and for the EU’s broader regulatory impact References Index
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