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Parliamentary questions
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16 October 2019
Question for written answer P-003332-19
to the Commission
Rule 138
Tiemo Wölken (S&D)

 Subject:  Uniform application of rules governing A1 certificates

The EU’s Posting of Workers Directive aims to create a common legal framework for the provision of services in the European single market and to prevent wage dumping, for example.

In practice, implementing the individual provisions imposes an increased administrative burden on companies, in particular as some Member States have a particularly restrictive interpretation of the rules and apply them partly as protectionist measures. This leads to restrictions on the freedom to provide services in the single market.

In this context the following questions arise:
1. How can the overall burden on Europe’s economy resulting from the bureaucratic obstacles facing companies in the event of postings to other Member States, in particular the restriction on the freedom to provide services, be quantified?
2. What action can the Commission take with immediate effect to ensure, before the next revision of the Posting of Workers Directive, uniform application of the rules governing A1 certificates by all the Member States?
3. What legislative changes does the Commission plan to make under the next revision of the Posting of Workers Directive to ensure uniform application of the rules?
Original language of question: DE 
Last updated: 18 October 2019Legal notice