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European Labour Authority [EU Legislation in Progress]

Written by Monika Kiss (1st edition),

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The rapid increase in the number of Europeans working in a Member State other than their own, the large number of daily cross-border commuters and the need for information on job opportunities and rights at home and abroad (ensured by good cooperation between national authorities) necessitates the establishment of a European-level coordinating body.

In response to the above circumstances, the European Commission has proposed to set up such a body – a European Labour Authority (ELA) – that would replace or reorganise, or cooperate with existing structures dealing with information for individuals and employers, mediate between national labour authorities and social security bodies, and gather viable data on posted workers and commuters.

Questions relating to the European Commission proposal concern the empowerment and role of the ELA, its internal structure and its relations to existing organisations in the domain.


Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a European Labour Authority
Committee responsible: Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) COM(2018) 131 of 13.3.2018


Ordinary legislative procedure (COD) (Parliament and Council on an equal footing – formerly ‘co-decision’)

Rapporteur: Jeroen Lenaers (EPP, the Netherlands)
Shadow rapporteurs:


Georgi Pirinski (S&D, Bulgaria)
Ulrike Trebesius (ECR, Germany)
Rina Ronja Kari (GUE/NGL, Denmark)
Joelle Mélin (ENF, France)
Next steps expected: Vote on report in committee

9 steps committee vote without EESC



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