Treaty Rights and General Issues

EU Treaty Rights to Establish and Provide Services A key right under European Union (EU) law is the right of a business established in one EU state to establish itself in another state.  A business from outside the EU established in Ireland is entitled, on the basis of being established in Ireland, to also establish […]

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Authorisation Issues

Authorisation Scheme for Establishment Authorisation schemes and other requirements are permitted in respect of establishment in another EU state. An establishment involves the pursuit of an economic activity for an indefinite period through a stable infrastructure from where the business or provision of services is actually carried out. Member States were required to report to the […]

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Permissible Regulatory Requirements

Permissible Requirements I EU member states must respect the right of service providers in another EU state, to provide services in a member state other than that in which they are established. The member state in which the service is provided shall allow free access to and free exercise of the service activity within their […]

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The Services Directive

The Services Directive European Union law gives businesses established in one European Union country the freedom to provide services in or provide services to another European Union country. Numerous directives and laws which have been introduced by the European Union over the last 40 years in order to harmonise laws and standards in relation to […]

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States to Facilitate Service Providers

Obligations to Facilitate Service Providers EU states are obliged to simplify administration in relation to the provision of services. States must examine the procedures and formalities applicable to the receipt of and access to services and simplify them where they are insufficiently simple. The obligations apply to states, professional bodies, organisations and regulatory associations. They […]

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Information from Service Providers

Obligations on Providers The provider of a service must provide information in relation to various matters. In some cases, the service provider must provide the service recipient with certain key information in prescribed EU languages. They apply to both domestic and external and providers in other member states. There are further detailed provisions in relation […]

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