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This was for example the case of the controversial Services Directive where the possible effects on labour markets played an important role on its watering down.
The "countryof origin principle" was an abomination that meant that foreign companies did not need to abide by local regulations.

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by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Oct 16th, 2006 at 04:53:46 AM EST

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