In a vote on Wednesday, the Full House rejected Transport Committee amendments to the proposals on updating drivers’ rest time rules, cabotage and posting of drivers and referred them back to the committee for further consideration, in accordance with Rule 59(4) of Parliament’s rules of procedure.
Former Air France workers will receive EU aid worth €9,894,483 to help them to re-integrate into the labour market, following a plenary vote on Tuesday.
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.
In May 2017, as part of the ‘Europe on the move’ initiative, the European Commission put forward a set of three proposals to update social and market rules in the road transport sector. In June 2018, the European Parliament’s Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN) adopted its reports on the proposals, and mandates to begin trilogue negotiations. However, during the June plenary session, the Parliament did not endorse the mandates. Therefore, according to the rules of procedure, the TRAN reports will be put to the vote during the July plenary.
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The Council today adopted a directive that will require EU member states to carry out a proportionality test before establishing new requirements for professions.