Talks on Working Time Directive fail

Talks between the European Parliament and governments of member states on removing the so-called “British opt-out” in the Working Time Directive failed.

As the European Parliament notes, this is the first time that no agreement could be found via conciliation since the Amsterdam Treaty which significantly extended the scope of the codecision procedure.

The affair may become more interesting since the ECJ has quite a negative stance for opt outs from compulsory working time limits (see the SIMAP case for example).

One response to “Talks on Working Time Directive fail

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