Legal Developments EU: Breaking down the barriers
With EU-qualified professionals' right to offer services in other member states currently under discussion, EU lawyers may soon find their field of practice significantly changed. Michael Renouf, a partner with Crosby Renouf in Brussels, reports on the potential for change
The European Commission’s (EC’s) 2002 proposal for a new directive on the mutual recognition of professional qualifications has passed first reading in the European Parliament, albeit with amendments, and a common position is expected from the council in May. Second reading will take place during the next parliament.
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