Frontier workers: Assessment of the situation after twenty years of the Internal Market: Problems and Perspectives (CoR ECOS Commission, Rapporteur: Karl-Heinz Lambertz, Minister-President of the German-speaking Community in Belgium, President of AEBR):



 

The increase of cross-border mobility has been identified by the European institutions as well as by the OECD as being one of the strongest triggering factors for succeeding in the Europe 2020 Strategy. However, cross-border labour mobility is not sufficiently addressed at EU level which is why the CoR has decided to draft an own-initiative opinion aiming both to take stock of the current situation and to present a forward-looking action plan to address remaining challenges.

Based on the own-initiative opinion on Frontier workers: Assessment of the situation after ten years of the Internal Market: Problems and Perspectiveswhich the CoR adopted in November 2004 this new own-initiative opinion will look at cross-border labour mobility, including coordination of tax agreements or coordination between tax and social security agreements for cross-border activity, portability of pensions rights, recognition of professional qualifications, access to public sector jobs for non-nationals and financing of EURES-T partnerships.

The rapporteur is Dr Karl-Heinz Lambertz (PES/BE), Minister-President of the German-speaking Community in Belgium. The opinion is scheduled for adoption in the ECOS commission on 23 April and in the CoR plenary on 3-4 July.

A stakeholders' consultation on this opininion is taking place on 11 March 2013, click for further information.

(Source: www.cor.europa.eu).

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