The Services Directive

Consequences for the Welfare State and the European Social Model

Edited by: Ulla B. Neergaard, Lynn M. Roseberry, Ruth Nielsen

The much debated Services Directive was adopted on December 12, 2006. This book brings together essays by leading legal scholars from a number of European countries on the consequences of the Directive for the welfare state and the European Social Model. Each essay addresses different dimensions of the Services Directive. Dagmar Schiek introduces the European Social Model from a more general point of view, whereas Ulla Neergaard analyzes the welfare services that are considered services of general (economic) interest. Lynn Roseberry focuses on the general principle of non-discrimination. Elisabetta Bergamini, Jukka Snell, and Ruth Nielsen address the more operational chapters of the Services Directive as they focus on the freedom of establishment, the freedom to provide services, and the rights of recipients of services respectively. Finally, Frank Hendrickx addresses the issue of social dumping.


260 pages

Publication Date: 1/1/2008
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9788757418064