The Employment and Social Affairs Committee yesterday welcomed representatives of the European Commission to present the European Labour Authority, announced in September 2017 by President Jean-Claude Juncker, intended to ensure that EU rules on labour mobility and social rights are enforced in a fair, simple and effective way, due to the fast increase of the number of Europeans working in a Member State other than that of their origin.
MEP Enrique Calvet Chambon, Coordinator of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs said:
“I welcome the project of creating the ELA, linked to the project of creating a Social Security European Number. All these steps are essential to set an European level playing field that should allow a full mobility of workers, which is an indispensable citizen right and a key tool to improve employment and social conditions in Europe. Politicians should not care, ALDE will ensure the subsidiarity principle is respected, but the future of European citizens is also our priority, linked to basic labour rights and obligations which need an European vision in a united market.”