Proportionality test for new national regulations for professions

06-06-2018

In the European Union, the right to choose an occupation and to exercise a regulated profession is a fundamental right. While professions are regulated either at Union or at Member State level, the EU principles of proportionality and non-discrimination should be respected. The Parliament and the Council reached agreement in trilogue negotiations on the European Commission's proposal concerning a proportionality test before adoption of new measures for the regulation of professions. The agreement reached in March 2018 is scheduled to be voted by the Parliament at first reading during the June plenary session.

In the European Union, the right to choose an occupation and to exercise a regulated profession is a fundamental right. While professions are regulated either at Union or at Member State level, the EU principles of proportionality and non-discrimination should be respected. The Parliament and the Council reached agreement in trilogue negotiations on the European Commission's proposal concerning a proportionality test before adoption of new measures for the regulation of professions. The agreement reached in March 2018 is scheduled to be voted by the Parliament at first reading during the June plenary session.