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Parliamentary questions
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16 July 2018
Question for written answer E-003944-18
to the Commission
Rule 130
Marco Zullo (EFDD)

 Subject:  Exclusion of self-employed workers from the European services e-card
 Answer in writing 

The European Commission has presented a proposal for a directive and a proposal for a regulation on the European services e-card (procedures 2016/0403(COD) and 2016/0402(COD)) with the aim of reducing the administrative complexities for service providers wishing to expand their activities to other Member States. This initiative, which was rejected by the IMCO Committee, was primarily focused on engineering and construction companies. In the debates in the European Parliament it was stated that this instrument was not suitable for self-employed professionals, as appropriate instruments such as those provided for in Directives 2005/36/EC and 2013/55/EU already exist.

Does the Commission therefore intend to work on a new legislative proposal to correct the ‘errors’ related to the services e-card?

If so, will the Commission evaluate the exclusion of self-employed workers from this new proposal and the implementation of existing regulatory instruments, such as the European Professional Card (EPC) or the common training principles set out in the above directives?

Original language of question: IT 
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