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.
This innovative book explores the constitutional compromise between the European Union’s legislative competence and member states’ regulatory autonomy, and analyses the reconciliation of economic integration and welfare protection within the European internal market. It does so through the original lens of article 114 TFEU, the law-making clause underlying the European harmonisation process.