EU, local markets and the public interest (2011:3epa)

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When markets are liberalized and open for competition, the scope of EU law is widening simultaneously. Even though EU law permits considerations other than free competition, the member states must themselves use the space available. In principal, it is a question about qualifying certain services as being of public interest and thereby providing them on terms other than strictly market oriented. In this analysis, the author argues that the Swedish attitude to using the legal framework for that purpose has so far been characterized by caution if not lack of interest.

The analysis was presented at Europadagen 9 maj. The analysis is part of the research project Social Europe.

Notice: This publication is in Swedish only.

Jörgen Hettne is Senior Researcher in Law at SIEPS.