Briefing – RESEARCH FOR CULT COMMITTEE – Recognition of qualifications for educational and professional purposes: the impact of Brexit

The United Kingdom (UK) will leave the European Union next 29 March 2019. The potential impact of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union on the recognition of qualifications depends on the nature of the qualifications as different regulatory regimes apply to academic as against professional qualifications. In the case of academic qualifications, this issue […]

BREXIT & Recognition of Professional Qualifications

The European Commission published a  notice to stakeholders advising on the impact of EU exit to specific policies. This notice concerns the recognition of professional qualifications and it confirms that: The withdrawal of the United Kingdom does not affect decisions on the recognition of professional qualifications obtained in the United Kingdom taken before the withdrawal date on the basis […]

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 […]