Welfare Integration through EU Law: The Overall Picture in the Light of the Lisbon Treaty
Title: Welfare Integration through EU Law: The Overall Picture in the Light of the Lisbon Treaty
Publisher: European University Institute
Series/Number: EUI LAW; 2008/34
The authors present a synthetic view of the evolution of the impact of EU law on the provision of welfare services in the member states of the EU. They distinguish, in this regard, between the core welfare services, in which the impact of EU law is more recent and less important, and the services provides by public utilities, where EU law has had a major transformative impact for many years now. In recent years, however, the distinction between the two categories becomes more blurred. The paper also discusses the likely impact of the Lisbon Treaty, if and when it enters into force, on welfare integration through EU law.
Subject: welfare state; provision of services; European Court of Justice; competition law; treaty reform
Type of Access: openAccess