Informal meeting of competitiveness ministers takes place in Viennaunder the motto “Rethinking European Industry” with focus oninnovation, digitalisation, artificial intelligence and professional education.
Innsbruck – As part of the informal meeting of justice and home affairs ministers, Austrian Federal Minister of Justice Josef Moser invited his European counterparts to Innsbruck on 13 July 2018. The day’s agenda included a number of future‑oriented topics which will lead to even better collaboration between the EU member states and thus ultimately to noticeable improvements for citizens.
Lilyana Pavlova, Minister for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU, and Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament, today signed the revised rules for the posting of workers, which the Bulgarian Presidency negotiated during its term. Once the new rules enter into force, they will guarantee that employees across the EU receive equal pay for equal work, thus striking the right balance between the interests of workers and businesses. The deadline for transposing and applying the directive is 2 years after its entry into force.
Today, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria Ekaterina Zaharieva chaired the General Affairs Council meeting in an EU-27 format (GAC Article 50). That was the last meeting of this Council formation under the Bulgarian Presidency.