Public Services and the European Union

Healthcare, Health Insurance and Education Services

Author: Laura Nistor

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789067048057

Category: Law

Page: 446

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Politically sensitive and economically important, welfare services such as health care, health insurance and education have opened up a heated debate in the EU. The application of EU law to welfare services raises discontent from the part of the Member States who perceive their systems to be under threat. Resisting to the application of the EU law is sometimes seen as part of protecting those values. This book suggests that this resistance is largely unjustified. EU law is not damaging to welfare systems, but it provides adequate balancing mechanisms to ensure that all interests are protected. The approach taken in analysing the impact of EU law on welfare services is to look at the negative integration process and answer the questions related to the extent to which EU law applies to welfare services and the kinds of safeguards the Court offers for these services. The proportionality principle distinguishes itself as the central element in balancing national and Community interests. Being part of the broader integration process, negative harmonization creates legislative lacunae, and therefore, this book also looks at alternative solutions to the negative harmonization process, namely positive and soft law.
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Market Integration and Public Services in the European Union

Author: Marise Cremona

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199607737

Category: Law

Page: 255

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This collection offers a timely analysis of the most pressing issues relating to the interaction between market integration and the provision of public services in the EU. Addressing both underlying systemic issues and case-studies of particular service sectors, the book confronts core tensions at the heart of the EU's social and economic policy.
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Civil Services in the EU of 27

Reform Outcomes and the Future of the Civil Service

Author: Christoph Demmke,Timo Moilanen

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783631604663

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 285

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This volume compares and analyses the national civil services and the most important reform trends in the 27 Member States of the European Union. The authors first examine the reform processes concerning civil servants' legal status, organisational changes, recruitment policies, remuneration, decentralisation of human resource responsibilities, job security and ethics. They consider in what ways similarities and differences can be detected amongst the 27 Member States and whether and to what extent the national civil services move away from traditional bureaucratic structures. Finally, the authors discuss the main outcomes of the reform processes and the future of the classical civil service. This publication contrasts with the many popular and speculative statements that too often capture the headlines on the future of the civil service and the different human resource management reforms. Instead, it is a measured conclusion about emerging trends and developments in this important policy area. The authors argue that the reform of the public sector will not, as many have predicted, be characterised by clear changes and progress in the area. Instead, the outcomes of the reform reveal a more complex picture of piecemeal and paradoxical patterns of change.
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Public Services in EU Law

Author: Wolf Sauter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107066123

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 292

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Comprehensive analysis showing that utilities and welfare services are important building blocks for the EU social market economy.
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Public-Private Partnerships in the European Union

Author: Christopher Bovis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317813707

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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Public procurement in the European Union represents almost twelve per cent of the EU's GDP and is continuing to increase, having been identified as a key objective in the EU's aim to become the most competitive economy in the world by 2010. This book provides a one-stop shop, multi-disciplinary approach to public procurement and will be of use to academics and policy-makers. Providing its readers with practical description and analysis of the relevant policies, law and jurisprudence, the book also explores possible future trends in public procurement regulation.
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The European Union Democratic Deficit and the Public Sphere

An Evaluation of EU Media Policy

Author: David Ward

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9781586032814

Category: Law

Page: 150

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An assessment of EU communications policy judged against democratic and normative criteria within the framework of the question of the need for a European-wide public sphere. It argues that the EU should proceed through the mass media, with a policy based on a public service philosophy.
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Freedom of Services in the European Union

Labour and Social Security Law : the Bolkestein Initiative

Author: Roger Blanpain

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041124535

Category: Law

Page: 386

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This book deals with European labour law and industrial relations. It covers legislation concerning relations between employers and employees, collective agreements and the case law of the Court of Justice, as well as the structure and strategies of the social actors. The book consists of three parts: a general section devoted to individual labour law and a section that deals with collective labour law
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Public Service Employment Relations in Europe

Transformation, Modernization Or Inertia?

Author: Stephen Bach,Lorenzo Bordogna,Giuseppe Della Rocca,David Winchester

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134630042

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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The book provides an up-to-date analysis of the restructuring of public service employment relations in six European countries: Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Denmark and the UK. Each of the chapters on national systems is organized around a set of themes and policy issues including: * the impact of fiscal crises, and increasing macro-economic integration within the European Union, on the scope and organization of public services * changes in the patterns and status of public service employment * the shift from centralized administration to new models of devolved management * changes in the organization and policies of public service trade unions * reforms in the structure, process and outcome of collective bargaining * patterns of conflict and cooperation between unions, managers and the state. Written and edited by some of the country's primary authorities on public sector industrial relations, this outstanding book on this high profile field is sure to be a valuable resource for those studying this important topic.
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State Aid and the European Economic Constitution

Author: Francesco de Cecco

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1782250514

Category: Law

Page: 210

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Recent years have seen the rise of EU State aid law as a crucial component of the European economic constitution. To date, however, the literature has neglected the contribution of this area of EU law to the internal market. This book seeks to fill this gap in our understanding of the economic constitution by exploring the significance of State aid law in addressing questions that go to the core of the internal market project. It does so by examining the case law relating to three different activities that Member States engage in: market participation, market regulation, and funding for Services of General Economic Interest. Each of these areas offers insights into fundamental questions surrounding the economic constitution, such as the separation between the State and the market, the scope for Member States to engage in regulatory competition, and the tension between market and nonmarket concerns.
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