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A reminder might be helpful during the legislative debate around the draft Directive on the Proportionality Test : the regulation of Health Professions does not hamper professional mobility.

According to the statistics available on DG Growth’s web-site from the EU Commission, regulated professions in the field of public health remain the most mobile professions in Europe in matter of free establishment in Europe : in decreasing order we find doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, dental practitioners (20601 establishments since 2005), veterinary surgeons and pharmacists before any other professions, being regulated or not (except for secondary school teachers).

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In matter of services, a wider variety of professions – regulated or not- takes place among the stats of ranking, though it is well-known that the professionals’ temporary movement is harder to monitor accurately than a professional establishment, given that the ranking relies on the number of declarations made on a volunteer basis by the professionals. For instance a total of 1152 and 933 annual declarations have been collected from doctors and physiotherapists between 2007 and 2016, compared to 3837 and 2317 for ski instructors and tourist guides.

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