The EU Services Directive: Nightmare or Opportunity? Implications for Transatlantic Business

Klaus Günter Deutsch

Federation of German Industries (BDI)

Dr. Klaus Deutsch is Head of Department of Research, Industrial, and Economic Policy at the BDI e.V. (Federation of German Industries).

Previously, he was Senior Economist with Deutsche Bank Research. Dr. Deutsch received his education in political science and economics from the Free University of Berlin (diplomas in 1990 and 1992, doctorate in 1995) and spent a year as a Fulbright exchange student at George Washington University, Washington, DC, in 1988/89.

Policy Report 25

The EU Services Directive is likely to become Community law by the end of 2006, promising that, by the end of the decade, the EU will have a more deeply integrated market for services industries, allowing easier market access for companies, benefiting consumers, and enhancing economic growth…


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