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European Labour Authority starts its work

Oct 16, 2019 | News

(16 October 2019) – Today, the European Labour Authority starts its activities with an inaugural ceremony and the first meeting of its Management Board.


Around 17.5 million European citizens currently live or work in another Member State – twice as many as a decade ago. At the same time, millions of businesses operate across borders.

The European Labour Authority has the following objectives:

• Facilitate access to information and services to citizens and business about their rights and obligations;

• Facilitate cooperation between Member States in the enforcement of Union law within its scope, including by facilitating concerted and joint inspections, as well as by tackling undeclared work;

• Mediate and facilitate solutions in cases of cross-border disputes.

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