EU pilot cases concerning services regulation 2009-2015

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From: Olivier Hoedeman

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Dear Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which contain the following information:

- which regulatory measures in the field of services where the focus of the 30 EU Pilot cases initiated by the European Commission between 2009 and 2015?

The "Evaluation report – notification procedure of the Services" (annex to the impact assessment for the proposed Notification Procedure 2016/0398 (COD)) mentions that "from 2009 to 2015 the Commission had to initiate 30 EU Pilot cases 82 (based on complaints,
own-initiative from the Commission or notifications) against Member States concerning regulatory measures covered by the Services Directive they newly introduced and which the Commission suspected not to be compatible with EU law."

The evaluation report does not mention against which (types of) regulatory measures these cases were started.

In the light of the Commission's proposal to strongly increase its oversight, scrutiny and veto powers concerning regulation of services by national, regional and municipal authorities via the proposed Notification Procedure (2016/0398 (COD)), there is a clear public interest in enabling the public to know which (types of) services regulation were the focus of these Pilot cases. This is crucial in order to assess what led the European Commission to conclude that the existing notifications procedure is not sufficient and that a much stronger mechanism is needed.

Yours faithfully,
Olivier Hoedeman
on behalf of Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO)

Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO)
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