Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
  2. Harald Badinger, Fritz Breuss, Philip Schuster, Richard Sellner
    Pages 125-165
  3. Andreas Pichler, Katharina Steiner, Gerhard Fink, Peter Haiss
    Pages 167-224
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 243-244

About this book


Liberalisation of cross-border service provision developed into one of the most controversial European integration issues. In the public debate – that for the first time provided a glimpse of a European public in nuce – in particular the first draft of the regulation was subject to severe criticism, being often called the "Frankenstein directive", the transposition of which inevitably would lead to a breakdown of the so called "European Social Model", a term that was also coined during the debate. On the other hand, the defenders of the concept promised the creation of jobs without number, if the Directive were realised.

The EU Services Directive of December 2006 marks a preliminary endpoint in the debate. But it differs considerably from the original draft, most importantly by giving up the embattled Country of Origin Principle.

With the volume at hand, renowned scientists analyse the EU’s efforts so far to liberalise the services sector from a legal, economic, and business administration perspective.


EC Law EU Internal Market European integration Services Directive financial market sector trans-national services provision

Editors and affiliations

  • Fritz Breuss
    • 1
  • Gerhard Fink
    • 1
  • Stefan Griller
    • 1
  1. 1.EuropainstitutWirtschaftsuniversität WienWienAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Vienna 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • Print ISBN 978-3-211-22401-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-211-69388-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1610-384X
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