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Considerații privind reglementarea profesiilor liberale
Considerations on the regulation of the liberal professions

Author(s): Liviu Vîtcă
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Law on Economics, EU-Legislation, Commercial Law, Comparative Law, Administrative Law, Labour and Social Security Law
Published by: Consiliul Legislativ al României
Keywords: liberal professions; profession; professionals; trades;

Summary/Abstract: The liberal professions are an essential component of any democratic society, with considerable potential for increasing employment and, at the same time, gross domestic product. The exercise of the liberal professions guarantees the smooth running of economic activities, and persons exercising the liberal professions must meet the highest professional and ethical requirements. The link between the liberal professions and the general interest also implies an ethical responsibility on the part of those who practise them, as they serve the rule of law while protecting the financial interests of their clients. In Romania, there is no uniform definition of the term "liberal professions" and, therefore, in order to unify and systematise legislation, a definition of the term "liberal professions" should be laid down in a separate legislative act, containing the general characteristics, establishing the various categories of liberal professions and setting out the general framework for the exercise of those professions. The regulation of the liberal professions must be compatible with European fundamental freedoms, in particular the freedom to provide services, freedom of establishment and freedom of movement.

  • Issue Year: 1/2023
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 7-29
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Romanian