Member states gain leeway to inspect companies they suspect of social dumping.
MEPs yesterday (16 April) approved rules on the posting of workers from one European Union member state to another, giving governments greater powers to check that employers do not ignore national rules on pay, working hours and social security.
Under the reform of the 1996 posting of workers directive, member states will have to inform the European Commission of the measures [...] Read more
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Special report: The Greek presidency of the Council of the EU
Published Thursday, 12 December 2013
The Greek government takes over the presidency of the EU's Council of Ministers in January 2014.
Permanent representative to the EU
Greece has seen some green shoots of economic growth, but the situation remains critical
Greece's last presidency of the Council of Ministers, in 2003, gave the European Union the Thessaloniki agenda for EU enlargement and a draft [...]
Minister for development, competitiveness, infrastructure, transport and networks
The Greek government faces a huge challenge when it takes over the presidency of the EU's Council of Ministers.
Greece's attitude towards Europe has changed dramatically over the past few years and for many it is no longer a symbol of modernity and progress
In Europe, Greece is unrivalled for its spending on defence as a proportion of gross domestic product (4.6% in 2011).
The Greek presidency will place extra emphasis on energy, tourism and maritime affairs
Deputy prime minister, minister for foreign affairs
Antonis Samaras, prime minister
Migration policy will be an area of priority during the presidency, not least because of Greece's own problems with unauthorised migrants
It may lack a foreign-policy strategy, but Greece has certainly thrown its weight around on some EU membership issues
With support waning, a carefully timed election in 2014 could be key for the Greek government.
Minister for administrative reform
Deputy minister for foreign affairs
The Greek government could be responsible for leading the final negotiations of the banking union