Belgium, Italy under fire for non-liberalisation

Nuthall, Keith
September 2005
Lawyer;9/12/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 35, p5
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the European Commission's report on liberalization of legal systems in various countries. The commission has slammed Belgium and Italy, claiming that the two countries have made no efforts whatsoever to liberalize their legal systems. The commission has threatened legal action if countries fail to liberalize. The commission's report said that Denmark, the Netherlands and Great Britain are making good progress in fighting restrictive practices regarding entry to the profession, fees and advertising. In contrast France and Germany have made only minor reforms.


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