Compromise Agreement Proportionality Test Directive

On Friday the Council published the compromise text of the Proportionality Test Directive agreed between the co-legislators. This is the text reached in COREPER and it is expected that ministers and the Parliament will adopt it formally this summer.

Commission publishes EPC assessment report

The Commission has published an assessment of stakeholders’ experience with the EPC and the alert mechanism procedures. Launched in January 2016, the card has been available for five very mobile professions (nurses responsible for general care, pharmacists, physiotherapists, mountain guides and real estate agents) who want to work in another member state. The alert mechanism […]

Answer to MEP question: Regulated professions and the 700 000 jobs « invented » by the Commission – E-005766/2017

Answer given by Ms Bieńkowska on behalf of the Commission The proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on a proportionality test before adoption of new regulation of professions is based on wide-ranging evidence, not only economic but also legal, including case law, and the difficulties faced by Member States in […]

IMCO vote Proportionality Test Directive

Last week the IMCO committee of the European Parliament voted on their amendments to the Commission’s proposal for a proportionality test directive. This is a significant step as IMCO is leading on this file for the Parliament and it can be expected that the IMCO position will become the Parliament position in plenary. The compromise […]

Commission answer to MEP – Proposal for a directive on the proportionality test and the subsidiarity principle Parliamentary questions 4 August 2017 E-003554/2017 Answer given by Ms Bieńkowska on behalf of the Commission 1. The Commission takes the subsidiarity concerns that have been expressed in the reasoned opinions of the French Sénat and Assemblée Nationale on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on a proportionality test […]

Call: Mapping and assessment of developments for nurses responsible for general care

Deadline: 18/09/2017. Number: 628/PP/GRO/IMA/17/1131/9580 The purpose of this call for tender is to commission a study that would map and assess developments in the profession of nurses responsible for general care – one of the professions under Directive 2005/36/EC. The study will consist of four tasks. First, it will provide information about the state of […]

Council General Approach on Proportionality Test Directive

Please click here to read the General Approach concerning the Commission proposed ‘Proportionality Test’ Directive. [The proposed directive sets a common framework for conducting proportionality assessments before introducing new, or amending existing, legislative, regulatory or administrative provisions restricting access to or pursuit of regulated professions.] The European Parliament has also started work on the proposal. The IMCO […]