Services and the EU citizen
Title: Services and the EU citizen
Editor(s): BENYON, Frank S.
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Citation: Oxford ; Portland : Hart Publishing, 2013, Modern studies in European law ; 38
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 liberalizing the provision of services and those protecting their recipients or consumers. 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 at Maastricht, but without clear content. 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 as the European Year of Citizens seems to favor such a view. The book will be essential reading for all those working in the field or are interested in the latest developments with regard to services and how they affect citizens of the EU.
Table of Contents:
-- Introduction -- Overview / Frank Benyon -- 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 -- Travel and tourism / Jens Karsten -- Electronic communications and the EU consumer / Albert Nijenhaus -- Broadcasting and the EU consumer / Frank Benyon -- The case law of the European Court of Justice on the mobility of patients : an assessment / Julio Baquero-Cruz -- Limits to rights to health care and the extent of member states' discretion to decide the parameters of their public health policies / Roberto Cisotta -- Services and the EU consumer : or the EU citizen? / Frank Benyon -- Epilogue