- Which sectors will be excluded from the scope of draft directive? 


MEPs proposed to exclude certain sectors, due to their specificity: lotteries resulting from exclusive rights, civil defence and protection, hazard prevention, air transport services and certain types of audiovisual services. In addition the Council proposed to exclude financial services, political campaign services and legal services from the scope of the directive.

MEPs acknowledged the particular importance of water as a public good and therefore accepted the exclusion of the water sector (the production, transport or distribution of drinking water to the public) from the scope of the directive. However they also ensured that the Commission will assess the economic effect of this exclusion on the single market three years after the new directive has been transposed into the national laws of member states.