The Consequences of EU Liberalisation Directives on Public Services

GUE/NGL recently presented a new study that examines the consequences of EU liberalisation directives on public services.

European liberalisation initiatives have increase since the 1990s. Liberalisation had been presented as the miracle solution to instil competition in sectors considered sclerotic,
competition that would be synonymous with accessible prices, better quality services, greater variety of choices and better innovation. What is it really like?

Building on the progressive experiences accumulated in the European Union and its Member States, the report recommends overcoming the monopoly/competition opposition that has long structured the organisation and regulation of public services. For a new paradigm of values: the aim would be to give the European Union its place without leaving it in a situation of omnipotence that would accentuate the deregulation of public services.

The Effects Of The Liberalisation Of Public Services, Services Of General Interest. Study For The European United Left/ Nordic Green Left Group Of The European Parliament under the direction of Pierre Bauby.

Les Effets De La Libéralisation Des Services Publics, Services D’Intérêt Général. Étude Réalisée Pour Le Groupe Gauche Unitaire Européenne/ Gauche Verte Nordique Du Parlement Européen sous la direction de Pierre Bauby.

Please find the executive summary (English, French) on the right;

Originally published at the website of the GUE/NGL;