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Services Directive
Article 2

Article 2 — Scope

  1. This Directive shall apply to services supplied by providers established in a Member State.
  2. This Directive shall not apply to the following activities:
    1. non-economic services of general interest;
    2. financial services, such as banking, credit, insurance and re-insurance, occupational or personal pensions, securities, investment funds, payment and investment advice, including the services listed in Annex I to Directive 2006/48/EC;
    3. electronic communications services and networks, and associated facilities and services, with respect to matters covered by Directives 2002/19/EC, 2002/20/EC, 2002/21/EC, 2002/22/EC and 2002/58/EC;
    4. services in the field of transport, including port services, falling within the scope of Title V of the Treaty;
    5. services of temporary work agencies;
    6. healthcare services whether or not they are provided via healthcare facilities, and regardless of the ways in which they are organised and financed at national level or whether they are public or private;
    7. audiovisual services, including cinematographic services, whatever their mode of production, distribution and transmission, and radio broadcasting;
    8. gambling activities which involve wagering a stake with pecuniary value in games of chance, including lotteries, gambling in casinos and betting transactions;
    9. activities which are connected with the exercise of official authority as set out in Article 45 of the Treaty;
    10. social services relating to social housing, childcare and support of families and persons permanently or temporarily in need which are provided by the State, by providers mandated by the State or by charities recognised as such by the State;
    11. private security services;
    12. services provided by notaries and bailiffs, who are appointed by an official act of government.
  3. This Directive shall not apply to the field of taxation.