European lawmakers on November 15 approved a disputed bill aimed at opening up cross-border competition in Europe’s multi-billion-Euro services sector, seeking to create a single EU-wide services market that would make it easier for service providers from one member state to set up operations in another. The European parliament plenary accepted the draft bill and rejected all last-minute changes some MEPs had sought. The services directive may be adopted early in 2007. The directive was consider...

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