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The Concept of SSGI and the Asymmetries Between Free Movement and Competition Law

  • Ulla Neergaard
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Part of the Legal Issues of Services of General Interest book series (LEGAL)

Abstract

This chapter critically explains the concept of social service of general interest (SSGI), relating it to two central legal regimes: free movement and competition law. The asymmetries of relevance between these two legal regimes are carefully pointed out. The chapter considers whether it is advisable to understand and use the concept SSGI in a horizontal and universal manner across several areas of EU law, when knowing that there exist significant asymmetries between legal regimes.

Keywords

European Union Legal Regime Social Market Economy Official Authority Social Security Scheme 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of LawUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagen KDenmark

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