WIL Breakfast Debate at the EU Parliament - Public Services in the European Union
Intervention of Denis Basque European Network For Women In Leadership's Breakfast debate on June 28th, 2016 - European Parliament
Mission Director and Partner at TERA Consultants
Denis Basque was invited as an economist among a banch of other experts to the debate organized by the European Network for Women in Leadership at the EU Parliament on June 28th.
During his intervention, Denis Basque defined Public Services in order to show the complexity of this concept and the economic interests it implies in the European Union. Indeed, Public Services embrace both the services of general interest and the services of economic general interest, although services of economic general interest are much more regulated within the framework of the European single market because of its economic nature. The subsidies granted by the State for those services lower their price but it also results as a distortion of competition and affect the private sector delivering the same services. The European Institutions must find a way to keep providing services of economic general interest without breaching competition on the single market.