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SI02_SI0_Act on services in the internal market_2010

Name of the country Slovenia
Sector General
Name of the document (original) Zakon o storitvah na notranjem trgu/ZSNT (Ur.l. RS 21/10)
Name of the document (English) Act on services in the internal market
Administrative level National
Type of the document Legislation
Year of adoption 2010
Foreseen duration Unlimited
Sector General
Territorial unit (NUTS/LAU) SI0
Authority Ministry of economic development and technology (Market inspectorate)
Availability in English No
Legally binding Legally binding
SGI coverage SGEI
Integration as a concept Yes
Integration elements
Adm. levels
Fin. sources
Description Actors: The document establishes the relationships between service providers with interest in international operation, and the member state(s), as well as the users of services. Administrative levels: The document states the rules about the administrative and governmental cooperation between the member states of the European Union and the European Economic Area, regarding the supervision of service providers.
Major objectives 1. To regulate the SGI in the internal market, aiming to protect the provision of services of non-economic interest and other services essential for wellbeing of the citizens.
2. Establishment of the regulatory framework for the provision of services in the internal market including: terminology definitions, simplification of administrative procedures (documentation evaluation, contact points), free transboundary provision of services and free establishment of service providers (licencing procedures, users rights, information on providers) , quality of services, and administrative cooperation (transparency of providers, supervision over the quality of services). (2/2)
Short Summary The Slovenian Act on services in the internal market sets out the general rules regulating the implementation of rights to the establishment of service providers, and free transnational provision of services within the internal market, while also ensuring a high quality of services. It also states the rules about the administrative cooperation between the member states of the European Union and the European Economic Area, regarding the supervision of service providers. The documents partially transposes the Directive 2006/123/EC on services in the internal market.
It is an important document for the service providers (national or from other EU members states) who want to perform services and/or establish companies within the EU internal market, enabling a cross-border provision of services. It includes procedures on how to finance a company electronically, the processes for conducting free cross-border (temporary) services, the acquirement of permits and the entries in the appropriate registers. It also defines the procedure for the call for tenders when this is required, as well as the rights of the service users. To establish an adequate supervision over the providers and the quality of services, under this act countries are encouraged towards administrative and governmental cooperation. As stated in this law, it does not apply to non-economic services of general interest (NSGI), financial sector (banking, crediting, insurance, investment consulting, etc.), electrocomunication services, transport, health care, audio-visual services, gambling, services of public authority, social services, physical security services of properties and people, services provided by notaries and bailiffs, etc. It defines terms such as NSGI, service provider, service user, service, consumer, and important causes in public interest.
Centralised/decentralised Not applicable
Governance model
Public services
Public-private partnership
Others It covers the SGI of economic nature (excluding the defined exceptions), regardless of the model of provision.
Type of finance
No sources available.
Stakeholders' list
Federal/national Governmental/administartive offices, contact points of Member State
Local Service providers, service users
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