The Eu Services Directive Gains From Further Liberalization

Author: Emilio Fernández Corugedo
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1498314333
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The Eu Services Directive Gains From Further Liberalization from the Author: Emilio Fernández Corugedo. The EU Services Directive was adopted in 2006 to foster competition in services across Europe. However, progress in liberalizing services has fallen short of expectations due to the article 15 of the Directive, which allows countries to maintain pre-existing restrictions if judged necessary to protect the public interest. Through input output analysis, this paper finds important multiplier effects of greater efficiency services to the rest of the economy. A renewed impulse to the liberalization process could be given by enhancing the advocacy role of national competition authorities in interpreting the notion of public interest underpinning existing regulations.

Should Britain Leave The Eu

Author: Patrick Minford
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1785360337
Size: 76.96 MB
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Should Britain Leave The Eu from the Author: Patrick Minford. Placed in the context of the upcoming referendum, this second edition brings up to date a thorough review of all economic aspects of the UK's membership of the EU. It notes the intention of the EU to move to 'ever closer union' and the nature of the regulatory and general economic philosophy of its dominant members, whose position is enforced by qualified majority voting. The book highlights the UK’s dilemma that, while extending free markets to its local region is attractive, this European philosophy and closer union are substantially at odds with the UK's traditions of free markets and freedom under the common law. This comprehensive examination of the economic costs and benefits of membership uses state-of-the-art modeling methods and includes estimates of its net costs as a percentage of GDP. The book explains how the decision to leave would follow from a judgement on the political economy of the EU as compared with that of the UK. It details the misconceptions involved in much of the debate about trade with the EU, and argues that the key issue is not access to markets but rather the prices at which trade takes place. Covered in careful detail is the economics of the UK’s trade with the EU in the key sectors of agriculture, manufacturing, and services.

Tunnel Vision

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Lords: European Union Committee
Publisher: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 9780108474002
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Tunnel Vision from the Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Lords: European Union Committee. The Channel Tunnel's full potential is yet to be unlocked. Focusing particularly on the Channel Tunnel's role in connecting the passenger and freight rail network in Europe, the Committee's seven-month long inquiry has heard from a variety of rail experts including the Chief Executive of Eurostar, representatives from Eurotunnel and Deutsche Bahn and Transport Minister Theresa Villiers MP. The key recommendations from the committee are: i) the EU should ensure the full implementation of the Railway Packages in all Member States, to ensure fair access for all; ii) the terms of the Treaty of Canterbury (the agreement that allowed the Channel Tunnel's construction) should be reviewed, in order to move towards direct governance of the Tunnel by the UK and French national regulators; iii) safety standards used across the EU should apply in full in the Tunnel; iv) access charges should be reviewed and reduced, to ensure a better deal for operators and passengers; v) Border controls should be examined and streamlined, to encourage new international services to be developed; vi) priority for EU funding for rail infrastructure should be given to projects contributing to economic growth at a critical time for the Union, with conditions attached to ensure that new rail developments ensure fair access and are compatible with rail networks across the EU; vii)consumer interests must be paramount. Member States must increase the importance and awareness of passenger rights, and ensure that tickets can be booked conveniently and in an integrated way to allow for easier and less bureaucratic international train travel

Single Information Market

Publisher: Kogan Page Limited
ISBN: 9780749423216
Size: 41.58 MB
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Single Information Market from the Author: . This is the ninth volume of subseries II of 39 volumes of the Single Market Review, an authoritative picture of the effects of economic union on European industry and its competitiveness. The volume is up to date, containing the latest facts and figures at the time of publication.

Liberalisation Of Network Industries

Author: European Commission. Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs
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Liberalisation Of Network Industries from the Author: European Commission. Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs.

Economic Policy Reforms 2009 Going For Growth

Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
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Economic Policy Reforms 2009 Going For Growth from the Author: OECD. Going for Growth 2009 highlights the most appropriate structural reforms to pursue to improve performance, takes stock of recent progress in implementing structural policy reforms and identifies five policy priorities for each OECD country that could lift economic growth in the long run.

Telecommunications Policy Making In The European Union

Author: Joseph William Goodman
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
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Telecommunications Policy Making In The European Union from the Author: Joseph William Goodman. 'This well-written book deals with the emergence and shaping of telecommunications policy in Europe, with a particular focus on the time period of 1987-1998. . . This book fills an important gap - reviewing the initial formative years of European telecommunications policy development and liberalization in detail. the book captures the complicated and interdependent policy formation process in Europe in a credible and thoughtful way, without falling into the trap of admiring critical personalities and key actors. . . the author has written an important and useful book, which invites the research community to further explore the evolution of European telecommunications policy.' - Erik Bohlin, Communications & Strategies