The Implementation of the EU Services Directive

Transposition, Problems and Strategies

  • Ulrich Stelkens
  • Wolfgang Weiß
  • Michael Mirschberger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Comparative Perspective

  3. Country Reports

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Georg Adler, Thomas Kröll
      Pages 65-87
    3. Alexandre Geulette
      Pages 89-117
    4. Chrystalla Neophytou
      Pages 127-137
    5. Marie Gautier Melleray, Marion Ho-Dac
      Pages 209-224
    6. Michael Mirschberger
      Pages 225-282
    7. John Biggins, Catherine Donnelly
      Pages 309-344
    8. Agris Repšs, Valts Nerets
      Pages 363-377
    9. Danguolė Bublienė, Skirgailė Žalimienė
      Pages 379-405

About this book


The EU Services Directive is one of the cornerstones for the realization of the EU internal market and is fundamental to economic and legal experts in governments, trade and industry, as well as to the general public. This book analyses in detail the different steps taken by each of 26 EU Member States (all but Greece) in the implementation process of the Services Directive.

It provides not only detailed information about the changes in national law adopted by the Member States, but also facilitates a comparison of the different implementation strategies. It gives an insight in the heterogeneity or homogeneity of implementation concepts and shows how European legislation affects legislation that was originally nationally dominated, such as the law of national administration.

This book is valuable reading for academics interested in European and administrative law and the transposition of European directives into domestic law, as well as for practitioners and civil servants in ministries, chambers of commerce, local governments and other comparable institutions having to implement the Directive.


Ulrich Stelkens and Wolfgang Weiß are both University Professors of Law at the German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer and Ordinary Members of the German Research Institute for Public Administration Speyer, Michael Mirschberger (Ass. Jur.) is research assistant at both institutions.


EU internal market European Union Implementation strategies Services Directive Transposition of European lawmaking

Editors and affiliations

  • Ulrich Stelkens
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Weiß
    • 2
  • Michael Mirschberger
    • 3
  1. 1.Public Administration Speyer, Lehrstuhl Prof. Dr. Ulrich StelkensGerman Research Institute forSpeyerGermany
  2. 2.Public Administration Speyer, Lehrstuhl Prof. Dr. Wolfgang WeißGerman Research Institute forSpeyerGermany
  3. 3.SpeyerGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information T.M.C. ASSER PRESS, The Hague, The Netherlands, and the author(s) 2012
  • Publisher Name T. M. C. Asser Press
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-90-6704-839-2
  • Online ISBN 978-90-6704-840-8
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