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Services Directive
Article 19

Article 19 — Prohibited restrictions

Member States may not impose on a recipient requirements which restrict the use of a service supplied by a provider established in another Member State, in particular the following requirements:

  1. an obligation to obtain authorisation from or to make a declaration to their competent authorities;
  2. discriminatory limits on the grant of financial assistance by reason of the fact that the provider is established in another Member State or by reason of the location of the place at which the service is provided.