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Breakfast briefing at the European Parliament with the Rapporteur Danuta Jazlowiecka on the Commission’s proposal for an enforcement directive of the Posting of Workers Directive (PWD)

On 26 June, the EFCI Secretariat participated in a breakfast meeting at the European Parliament (EP) on joint and several liability in the framework of the legislative procedure concerning the Commission’s proposal for an enforcement directive of the PWD (see in this regard the Secretariat note of 14th June 2012). This event was organised by the Rapporteur of the EP Employment Committee (EMPL), Danuta Jazlowiecka (EPP), in order to particularly discuss the question of joint and several liability in the construction sector but as well to meet all interested parties that follow the developments of this legislative proposal. A good contact with the Rapporteur and her assistants was established at this occasion.

Furthermore during the debate, BusinessEurope expressed its general support to suitable enforcement and implementation of the PWD. It however stressed that the proposed system of joint and several liability in cross-border subcontracting is not an effective way to achieve this aim. Indeed, such a system might harm development of the single market in services and might impose unbalanced burdens on companies, mainly SMEs.