Wednesday 8 April 2009

EU Services Directive: Sweden

The Swedish government has published a draft Bill on the Services Directive 2006/123/EC and sent it to the Council on Legislation for a legal opinion. This is normally the last stop before presenting a bill to the Parliament (Riksdag).

In the Swedish tradition, Lagrådsremiss: Genomförande av tjänstedirektivet (8 april 2009) comes with ample reasons, which may be of interest to drafters and practitioners in other EU member states. It comprises 247 pages.

The Services Directive, officially Directive 2006/123/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 on services in the internal market, was published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) 27.12.2006 L 376/36. (The link is to the English version.)

The transposition date for the Services Directive is 28 December 2009 (Article 44).

Ralf Grahn

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