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2006/2036(INI) The transitional arrangements restricting the free movement of workers on European Union labour markets

Progress: Procedure completed

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead EMPL ŐRY Csaba (icon: PPE-DE PPE-DE)
Lead committee dossier:
Legal Basis:
RoP 54

Events

2006/06/30
   EC - Commission response to text adopted in plenary
Documents
2006/05/11
   EC - Commission response to text adopted in plenary
Documents
2006/04/05
   EP - Results of vote in Parliament
2006/04/05
   EP - Decision by Parliament
Details

The European Parliament adopted the own-initiative report drawn up by Csaba ÖRY (EPP-ED, HU). (Please refer to the summary dated 21/03/2006).

Documents
2006/04/05
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
2006/04/04
   EP - Debate in Parliament
2006/03/22
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading
Documents
2006/03/22
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary
Documents
2006/03/21
   EP - Vote in committee
Details

The committee adopted the own-initiative report drawn up by Csaba ÖRY (EPP-ED, HU) in response to the Commission paper on the transitional arrangements restricting access for workers from eight of the 'new' Member States to labour markets in several of the 'old' Member States. Pointing out that 2006 has been declared 'European Year of Workers' Mobility', MEPs stressed that the free movement of workers is one of the four fundamental freedoms of the EC Treaty, as well as an expression of solidarity between the old and new Member States. They called for the transitional measures in force to be abolished, "given that there are no signs of strain on the labour markets of the Member States which have opted for openness without restrictions" and that fears of massive migration have proved groundless. They added that the transitional periods were a major contributory factor to higher levels of illegal work and "sham self-employment", and would increasingly lead to "regionally acute wage pressure", unfair working conditions and exploitation of migrant workers.

The report said that Member States should abolish national rules which contradict the 'status quo clause' of the Accession Treaty, which stipulates that workers from the new Member States should not face greater restrictions than applied before the accession treaties were signed. It also called on the Member States to enforce the preference rule whereby, when a post is vacant, nationals of the new Member States have priority over non-EU nationals. Labour law should also be strictly enforced so as to guarantee that all EU workers are treated equally, that there is fair competition among businesses and that social dumping is presented.

The Commission was urged to: intensify cross-border joint action by the Member States' labour inspectorates; consider setting up a corresponding European cooperation network (a 'social Europol'); produce standardised statistics, in conjunction with the Council, on intra-EU migration by January 2009; set up systematic monitoring of migration of workers within the EU; and provide the funds necessary to finance these actions.

2006/03/16
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament
2006/03/08
   EP - Amendments tabled in committee
Documents
2006/03/03
   EP - Amendments tabled in committee
Documents
2006/02/01
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
2005/10/27
   EP - ŐRY Csaba (PPE-DE) appointed as rapporteur in EMPL

Documents

Activities

Votes

Rapport Öry A6-0069/2006 - am. 9 #

2006/04/05 Outcome: -: 398, +: 201, 0: 25
DK BE LT FI CY PT LV SE NL EE LU MT IE PL SI IT AT SK CZ EL HU GB FR ES DE
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12
23
11
13
6
22
8
17
26
6
6
5
11
52
6
35
16
12
23
23
18
67
66
47
93
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Rapport Öry A6-0069/2006 - am. 10 #

2006/04/05 Outcome: -: 448, +: 161, 0: 7
FR CZ MT PT BE CY DK LU LV SI EE IT AT SE FI LT EL IE SK NL HU PL ES GB DE
Total
66
22
5
22
23
6
13
6
8
6
6
35
15
17
13
11
23
10
12
25
18
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47
64
91
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5
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3
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