European Labour Authority ensures the effective enforcement of EU rules concerning labour mobility, enables citizens and businesses to fully benefit from the internal market and supports cooperation with national authorities.
European Labour Authority will be a permanent structure. It will reach its full operational capacity by 2024 and it will employ over 140 staff members, a part of whom will be seconded by Member States to act as National Liaison Officers.
European Labour Authority – its most important functions are:
The establishment of a new authority protecting the UE labour law is even more important, that according to the latest European Commission data over 17 million of European citizens live and work in another EU Member State. It is more than twice as many as ten years ago, and a new institution may help to improve substantially the cross-border cooperation of UE Member States, including Poland.
In Poland the cross-border problems are addressed by SOLVIT, a free mediation centre, established in 2004 under the European Affairs Department of the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology.
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