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"Services Card" not asuitable for posting of workers

On 10 January, the European Commission has published the Proposal for a Regulation, introducing a European services e-card and related administrative facilities, with the objective to boost productivity and ensure a more efficient allocation of resources in the EU services markets.

AEIP emphasizes again its concerns with regard to the services e-card and requests that the European Parliament and the European Council refrain from supporting the legislative proposal.

In its position, submitted to the European Commission in July and December 2016, AEIP has stressed that the services e-card does not seem to be a suitable instrument to document compliance of service providers with the labour and social security regulation in host Member States.

The proposed measures raise deep concerns on behalf of the paritarian institutions as without the availability of reliable information and especially, without an effective procedure of prior notice, such an instrument could introduce barriers to monitoring of social rights on a national level[1].  Restricting the existing mechanisms of control would even increase fraudulent behaviour in the cross-border provision of services. For these reasons, AEIP considers that effective checks and monitoring mechanisms have to be enhanced on national level.

AEIP is ready to further provide its expertise and input on the topic.

Contact

Stephan NEETENS, AEIP – Permanent Representative This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Bruno GABELLIERI, AEIP - Secretary General This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  


[1]As mentioned in Directive 96/71/EC and Regulation (EC) No. 883/2004.