The EU Services Directive is a European law that aims to break down barriers to cross border trade in services between countries in the EU. The Directive requires all EU countries to lift legal and administrative barriers to service provision. It will make it easier for service providers such as small and medium-sized enterprises to offer their services to customers in other EU countries, whether establishing elsewhere in the EU or providing services remotely from the UK.
Thanks to the Services Directive, "points of single contact" have been set up in each Member State. They allow service providers to deal with and to complete their administrative formalities electronically when they want to do business across Europe.
For further information about what's included in the Directive please see the EUGO multi-language gateway.