Promoting and protecting public services in Europe
EPSU wants to see a European Union that recognizes and supports the role of public services in contributing to sustainable development and quality of life. In an increasingly integrated Europe it is important to tackle issues such as tax dumping and cut-throat competition, which put pressure on public services and concentrate increasing amounts of wealth in fewer and fewer hands. Fair and progressive taxation, good governance and effective regulation are needed to guarantee quality public services for all.
In a clear rebuke to aggressive lobbying by private sector interests, Parliament reversed, in plenary vote, the negative position of its Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee on the Green Paper on Services of General Interest.
Service Directive - 10 Reasons why EPSU says NO to the proposed directive on services in the internal market
A public hearing of the European Parliament (EP) committee on the internal market and consumer protection took place on 11 November 2004, at which a debate on the draft Directive was held.