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Services and the EU Citizen

Editor(s): Frank S Benyon
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Published: 18-07-2014
Format: EPUB eBook (?)
Edition: 1st
Extent: 230
ISBN: 9781782250968
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Series: Modern Studies in European Law
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About Services and the EU Citizen

The importance of services in the EU economy has increased exponentially in the last decades as have the number and scope of EU rules, both those liberalising the provision of services and those protecting their recipients or consumers - the passengers, patients, viewers and bank depositors. However, these consumers, in their capacity as citizens, are increasingly disillusioned with the EU and its institutions.
This book, written by practitioners, academics and advocates before the European Court, reflects on these developments, examining rules in numerous service sectors, from the capping of roaming call charges upheld in the Vodafone decision, through health care, to the requirement for air carriers to care for and compensate passengers approved in the generous Sturgeon judgment. The Court's positive approach may have been guided by a desire to consolidate the notion of EU citizenship, a status introduced, but without clear content, at Maastricht. The book therefore considers whether these uniform, EU-wide, consumer rights may not form an important component of such European citizenship. The Commission's proposal to make 2013 European Year of Citizens seems to favour such a view.

Table Of Contents

Introduction
1 Overview
Frank Benyon
2 The Development of the Air Transport Policy of the European Union from the Point of View of the Consumer: From the Creation of the Internal Market to the Regulation of Consumer Rights Proper
Mikko Huttunen
3 Travel and Tourism
Jens Karsten
4 Electronic Communications and the EU Consumer
Albert Nijenhuis
5 Broadcasting and the EU Consumer
Frank Benyon
6 The Case Law of the European Court of Justice on the Mobility of Patients: An Assessment
Julio Baquero-Cruz
7 Limits To Rights to Health Care and the Extent of Member States' Discretion to Decide on the Parameters of Their Public Health Policies
Roberto Cisotta
8 Services and the EU Consumer – or the EU Citizen?
Frank Benyon
Epilogue

Reviews

“This book ... stems from a number of seminars organised by the European University Institute's legal faculty in Florence. These seminars brought together legal practitioners, academics and lawyers who have an impeccable knowledge of the European Court of Justice.” –  Pierre Bouvier, Agence Europe's Daily Bulletin, No 10893

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