Directive (EU) 2018/957 of 28 June 2018 amending Directive 96/71/EC concerning the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services
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After a consultation procedure involving Member States, social partners and Union citizens, which began on 15 July 2015, the European Commission made a proposal for a revised “posting directive” on 8 March 2016.1 After tense discussions among Member States which were extremely divided on the opportunity to revise the directive and with the European Parliament,2 an agreement was found between the co-legislators on 28 June 2018. The new directive has been published on 28 June 2018. Three years of discussions involving the highest political authorities of Member States were therefore necessary. Member States will have to apply those new measures from 30 July 2020.3 Until that date, Directive 96/71/EC remains applicable in its wording prior to the amendments introduced by this Directive.
The new posting directive is often presented by its promotors as a significant step toward a better protection of workers’ rights. The implementation and enforcement of the freedom of...