© 2005

The Principle of Mutual Recognition in the European Integration Process

  • Fiorella Kostoris Padoa Schioppa

About this book


Mutual Recognition (MR) implies that each Member State is free to use the standards for production it prefers but cannot inhibit the import from other Member States lawfully using other standards, unless justified by emergency reasons. The home country rule then prevails on the host country. Barriers to entry diminish, competition rises in the internal market. This volume looks at a number of aspects of MR, including why its importance cannot be understood outside the general practice of free movement and how some elements of MR already emerge in the skilled labour market of professionals.


European integration globalization WTO

Editors and affiliations

  • Fiorella Kostoris Padoa Schioppa
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Economics, Department of Public EconomicsUniversity of Rome ‘La Sapienza’Italy

About the editors

ALFONSO MATTERA Special Adviser to the President of the European Commission KALYPSO NICOLAIDIS Lecturer in International Relations, Oxford University, UK JACQUES PELKMANS Professor in Economics, University of Maastricht, The Netherlands JOSEPH H. H. WEILER Director, NYU School of Law, New York University, USA

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Finance, Business & Banking