Regulation of professional services - FVE position paper
Wednesday, 25 January 2017
Regulating the veterinary profession is an indispensable quality assurance measure to ensure the health and welfare of animals and of the people.
Commission has recently published a package of measures on the enforcement of the Directive 2006/123/EC on services in the internal market and on a proportionality test before adoption of a new regulation for the professions.
FVE welcomes the EU Commission intention to create additional jobs and growth, the need to stimulate the development of the services economy and make better use of the potential of the Single Market for Services.
FVE supports regulatory requirements to access and exercise the veterinary profession as long as they are proportionate and justified by overriding reason relating to the public interest and protection.