Ecuadorian Vice-President Jorge Glas told EURACTIV Spain that the trade agreement recently signed with the EU will generate plenty of opportunities and underpin the changes his country has been working toward in recent years. On 11 November, Ecuador joined a...
European legislation on the single market for services continues to haunt beachside operators, who fear increased competition and a loss of investment. A forthcoming ECJ ruling could prove to be significant. EURACTIV Italy reports.
Smartphone apps for taxi services provided by the American company Uber are now banned in Germany, following a district court ruling in Frankfurt that has traditional cab drivers celebrating. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Twenty years after the introduction of the internal market, Europe is wealthier than ever with Germans and Danes benefiting the most from the steady increase in economic integration, according to a recent study by the Bertelsmann Foundation. EURACTIV Germany reports.
The European Parliament yesterday (23 October) cleared the way for the EU executive to open negotiations with the United States to move towards a transatlantic free trade agreement, but not at any price.
Members of the European Parliament this week urged EU member states to step up their efforts to ensure the Services Directive is implemented into national law within the agreed deadline of 31 December 2009, but more importantly, that they implement it correctly.
The financial and economic crisis pushed EU finance ministers to agree on a deal to apply reduced sales tax on local services such as meals, haircuts and home repairs yesterday (10 March), ending a decade of haggling to help local businesses.
Proposals to loosen what the Commission describes as "excessive national control measures" on the posting of workers abroad are being acclaimed by business organisations and criticised by trade unions.
The Parliament has adopted, with the votes of its three largest groups, the much-disputed Services Directive, paving the way for the its entry into force in early 2010. It voted against all amendments to a summer 2006 Council compromise.
According to a new study, despite 20 years of policies aimed towards creating a single market, the majority of Europeans continue not only to work but also to shop and invest exclusively in their own country.
Following a political agreement at the end of May 2006, the Council adopted its common position on the directive on services in the internal market. The directive will go into second reading in the Parliament in autumn.
Economic growth in the euro-area is finally returning to levels similar to those prior to 11 September 2001; but further developing the services market and investing in information technologies will be key to bolstering this growth.
At a conference organized by Confrontations Europe on 8 & 9 June, stakeholders and politicians discussed the revised services directive, illustrating the historic roots of the debate and the remaining open questions.
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