Chapter 4: Directive 2006/123/EC on Services in the Internal Market
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In many instances, e-commerce activities will fall within the scope of Directive 2006/123/EC (the Services Directive). Regarding intermediary online platforms both the services of the platform as well as the services offered by its users via the platform may classify as services as meant in the Services Directive. The Services Directive aims to achieve 'a genuine internal market for services' by providing general provisions facilitating the exercise of the freedom of establishment for service providers and the free movement of services. This chapter discusses the provisions of the Services Directive in the context of online commercial activities, including the question how the Services Directive relates to Directive 2000/31/EC (the E-commerce Directive) and several recent ECJ-judgements (such as the Star Taxi App-case).

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