This PhD research project has been successfully completed. It aims to assess the legal impact of the Services Directive 2006/123/EC on the Dutch legal order. The assumption underlying the research is that national and European law constitute one integrated legal system, irrespective of its constitutional relationship between the autonomous legal orders. The analysis conducted found that there are several (possible) tensions between the Dutch legal order and the framework that was outlined by the Directive. To solve possible tensions, there is not only a role to play for the Dutch legislator. The administrative authorities should also take action and apply the prescribed procedures and European interpretation methods and set aside incompatible requirements when appropriate. Likewise, the courts have an important role to play, especially when it comes to determining the scope of the Directive and lodging preliminary questions to the Court of Justice.
|Researchers:||Dr. M.R. Botman|
|Topic:||Distribution of responsibilities on the market|
|Approach:||European Union law and national law|
• M.R. Botman, ‘Rechtspraak Dienstenrichtlijn: de stand van zaken’, SEW Tijdschrift voor Europees en Economisch recht 2016, p. 192-207.
• M.R. Botman, De Dienstenrichtlijn in Nederland, diss. VU 2015, Amsterdam: Boom Juridische uitgevers (summary in English available).
• M.R. Botman, ‘De Dienstenrichtlijn in de bestuursrechtspraak: van lex silencio tot winkeltijden’, Jurisprudentie bestuursrecht plus 2013, p. 129-140.