Implementation of the Services Directive

15-04-2009

The Service Directive is due to be implemented in Member States by the end of this year. Certain surveys and analysis conducted have shown that there is uneven pace in the transposition processes in individual Member States. The aim of the Workshop was to invite representatives from a selection of Member States to present the state of play of the national implementation. The focus was on the practical implementation of the Points of Single Contact and the potential for reduced administrative burdens for business in the Internal Market. Of special interest was to highlight best practices in the field.

The Service Directive is due to be implemented in Member States by the end of this year. Certain surveys and analysis conducted have shown that there is uneven pace in the transposition processes in individual Member States. The aim of the Workshop was to invite representatives from a selection of Member States to present the state of play of the national implementation. The focus was on the practical implementation of the Points of Single Contact and the potential for reduced administrative burdens for business in the Internal Market. Of special interest was to highlight best practices in the field.

Autor externo

Frank Platthoff (Finanzministerium, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany), Marc Hameleers (Projectmanager Implementation Services Directive at the Ministry for Economic Affairs, The Netherlands), Clas Heinegård (Special Advisor EU Services Directive Team at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden), Ana Camossa Neto (Advisor of the Secretary of State for Administrative Modernistation, Minostro da Presidência, Portugal), Marie-José Palasz (Head of Mission to the General Economic and Financial Audit Department at the Ministry for the Economy, Industry and Employment, France) and David Hingley (Project Manager, Services Directive Implementation Project at the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, UK)