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Document 12006E047

Treaty establishing the European Community (consolidated version)
Part Three - Community policies
TITLE III - Free movement of persons, services and capital
Chapter 2 - Right of establishment
Article 47

OJ C 321E , 29.12.2006, p. 61–61 (ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, GA, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, SK, SL, FI, SV)

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12006E047

Treaty establishing the European Community (consolidated version) - Part Three - Community policies - TITLE III - Free movement of persons, services and capital - Chapter 2 - Right of establishment - Article 47

Official Journal C 321 E , 29/12/2006 P. 0061 - 0061
Official Journal C 325 , 24/12/2002 P. 0054 - Consolidated version
Official Journal C 340 , 10/11/1997 P. 0196 - Consolidated version
Official Journal C 224 , 31/08/1992 P. 0023 - Consolidated version
(EEC Treaty - no official publication available)


Article 47

1. In order to make it easier for persons to take up and pursue activities as self-employed persons, the Council shall, acting in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 251, issue directives for the mutual recognition of diplomas, certificates and other evidence of formal qualifications.

2. For the same purpose, the Council shall, acting in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 251, issue directives for the coordination of the provisions laid down by law, regulation or administrative action in Member States concerning the taking-up and pursuit of activities as self-employed persons. The Council, acting unanimously throughout the procedure referred to in Article 251, shall decide on directives the implementation of which involves in at least one Member State amendment of the existing principles laid down by law governing the professions with respect to training and conditions of access for natural persons. In other cases the Council shall act by qualified majority.

3. In the case of the medical and allied and pharmaceutical professions, the progressive abolition of restrictions shall be dependent upon coordination of the conditions for their exercise in the various Member States.

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