Category Archives: Freedom to provide services

Case C-470/13 Generali: Public procurement, exclusion for a previous breach of competition rules

Can an undertaking which has breached national competition law in the past be excluded from a public tendering procedure ?

Yes, answers the Court of Justice in its recent judgment in Generali-Providencia Biztositò Zrt, Case C-470/13, EU:C:2014:2469.

That is an interesting enough point, of course. The judgment is also of interest because the Court seems to take a softer line than usual concerning the admissibility of the question and the lack of cross-border interest in the case as present by the national court.

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Case C-315/13 De Clercq: Freedom to provide services, posted workers and administrative checks

In its judgment of 3 December 2014 in De Clercq and others, C-315/13, EU:C:2014:2408, the Court of Justice examines whether a Belgian system of declarations is a restriction on the freedom to provide services and if so, whether it is justified for some reason. There’s nothing new or earth shattering in the judgment, really, but it is a good synthesis of the current case law.

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Freedom to provide maritime transport services – The judgment in Case C-83/13 Fonnship

The Court of Justice (“the Court”) has given its judgment in Case C-83/13 Fonnship A/S v Svenska Transportarbetareförbundet and Others today. The case concerned the question whether a vessel flying a third-country flag (Panamanian in this case) can benefit from the freedom to provide maritime transport services on the basis of Regulation No 4055/86 on the freedom to provide maritime transport services (“the Regulation” or “Regulation No  4055/86).

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