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Introducing a European services e-card

03-10-2017

Cross-border provision of services in the EU is relatively common, and is undertaken by an increasing number of entities, especially in sectors such as construction and business. Despite this fact, many service-providers still face obstacles to benefitting from comparable business opportunities available to local persons and organisations. The proposed regulation and accompanying directive aim to tackle these remaining obstacles through the introduction of a European services e-card, meant to increase ...

Cross-border provision of services in the EU is relatively common, and is undertaken by an increasing number of entities, especially in sectors such as construction and business. Despite this fact, many service-providers still face obstacles to benefitting from comparable business opportunities available to local persons and organisations. The proposed regulation and accompanying directive aim to tackle these remaining obstacles through the introduction of a European services e-card, meant to increase and simplify cooperation between home and host Member States, as well as through the simplification of the procedures applicable to cross-border service-providers. The proposal drew a mixed response: stakeholders generally welcomed the Commission's efforts to remove existing barriers; however, they raised concerns about possible undesirable consequences that the new proposal might trigger, such as reduced control opportunities, and increases in bogus self-employment and social dumping. These views were shared by a number of national parliaments.

Posting of Workers Directive – Current Situation and Challenges

18-07-2016

This note, prepared by Policy Department A for the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, summarises the background on the discussion of the posting of workers phenomenon, and introduces the focus and the key findings of the recent study "Posting of Workers Directive – Current Situation and Challenges". It then lists the key recommendations of the study to give the interested audience a quick overview on the main findings of the study.

This note, prepared by Policy Department A for the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, summarises the background on the discussion of the posting of workers phenomenon, and introduces the focus and the key findings of the recent study "Posting of Workers Directive – Current Situation and Challenges". It then lists the key recommendations of the study to give the interested audience a quick overview on the main findings of the study.

Employment rights in a Europe of open borders

13-04-2012

The European Commission has proposed to strengthen social protection for workers temporarily posted abroad – a controversial issue at the intersection of economic freedoms and fundamental rights.

The European Commission has proposed to strengthen social protection for workers temporarily posted abroad – a controversial issue at the intersection of economic freedoms and fundamental rights.

The Impact of the ECJ Judgments on Viking, Laval, Rüffert and Luxembourg on the Practice of Collective Bargaining and the Effectiveness of Social Action

14-05-2010

This briefing note gives a short overview of the impacts of the Laval-case, the Rüffert-case, the Commission vs. Luxembourg, and the Viking-case on the practice of collective bargaining and the effectiveness of social action in the European Union, with the aim of giving the broadest possible update on the consequences of these important judgments on the social dimension of the Internal Market.

This briefing note gives a short overview of the impacts of the Laval-case, the Rüffert-case, the Commission vs. Luxembourg, and the Viking-case on the practice of collective bargaining and the effectiveness of social action in the European Union, with the aim of giving the broadest possible update on the consequences of these important judgments on the social dimension of the Internal Market.

External author

Professor Jonas Malmberg (Faculty of Law, Uppsala University, Finland)

Labour Market Issues in the EEA : Posted Workers and the Freedom to Provide Services

11-02-2009

Executive summary This report examines the position of posted workers in the EU, paying particular attention to legislation affecting them through EC Treaty provisions, Directives and European Court of Justice (ECJ) case law. It points to conflicting principles within these, notably with respect to the freedom to provide services, equality of treatment and non-discrimination while also addressing the risk of social dumping.

Executive summary This report examines the position of posted workers in the EU, paying particular attention to legislation affecting them through EC Treaty provisions, Directives and European Court of Justice (ECJ) case law. It points to conflicting principles within these, notably with respect to the freedom to provide services, equality of treatment and non-discrimination while also addressing the risk of social dumping.

External author

Nick Parsons (Cardiff University, UK)

Delocalisation of EU Industry

04-06-2007

External author

European Techno-Economic Policy Support Network (ETEPS AISBL

Liability of Principal Contractors : Selected National Experiences

14-04-2006

External author

Andrea LERNA and Lorna SCHREFLER (Centre for European Studies)

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