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Position Paper
EC proposal for a European services e-card: the position of Europe’s insurers

The European Commission is proposing a services e-card that would allow services providers wishing to operate abroad to
use an electronic, EU-level procedure to complete the formalities required.

European insurers support strengthening the EU single market in ways that benefit companies and the economy. However,
the EC proposal in general, and the three insurance-related provisions in particular, will not do this. The provisions:

  • are a response to a problem that has not been properly identified
  • would help neither our clients wishing to cross borders, nor host member state authorities
  • would be hugely costly and complicated to implement and administer
Published 31 August 2017
Nicolas Jeanmart
Nicolas Jeanmart
Head of personal & general insurance