European Labour Authority

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Feature putting together the main sources of information relating to the establishment and activities of the European Labour Authority (ELA).

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By setting up the European Labour Authority (ELA), the European Union aims to improve cooperation between Member States and to address the following challenges:

  • inadequate support and guidance for individuals and businesses in cross-border situations;
  • insufficient capacity of national authorities to organise coordination with authorities across borders;
  • weak or absent mechanism for joint cross-border enforcement activities;
  • lack of a cross-border mediation mechanism.

As a result, the main functions of this body are:

  • facilitating access to information on rights and obligations in cases of cross-border mobility for employees, employers and national administrations
  • supporting coordination between member states in cross-border enforcement of relevant EU law, including facilitating concerted and joint inspections
  • supporting cooperation between member states in tackling undeclared work
  • supporting member states authorities in resolving cross-border disputes

This Authority was set up by a Regulation establishing the European Labour Authority. A number of cities put forward a bid to host the headquarters of this Authority in May 2019. On 29 May, the Council of the European Union published the assessments of the offers to host the seat of this body. Bratislava was announced on 13 June as the host city for the European Labour Authority.

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Novinite, 30/04/2019: Bulgaria will Apply to Host Seat of European Labour Authority https://www.novinite.com/articles/196783/Bulgaria+will+Apply+to+Host+Seat+of+European+Labour+Authority
LSM.lv, 07/05/2019: Latvia makes pitch to host European Labour Authority https://eng.lsm.lv/article/politics/diplomacy/latvia-makes-pitch-to-host-european-labour-authority.a318168/
EurActiv, 04/06/2019: The candidates’ cards on the table for hosting the EU Labour Authority https://www.euractiv.com/section/economy-jobs/news/the-candidates-cards-on-the-table-for-hosting-the-eu-labour-authority/
LSM.lv, 13/06/2019: European Labour Authority will be based in Bratislava, not Rīga https://eng.lsm.lv/article/economy/employment/european-labour-authority-will-be-based-in-bratislava-not-riga.a322316/
The Slovak Spectator, 13/06/2019: Slovakia hosts first EU institution https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22144273/slovakia-hosts-first-eu-institution.html
Reuters, 13/06/2019: Slovakia to host EU's new labor agency https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN1TE17F
The Sofia Globe, 13/06/2019: Bratislava beats Sofia, 2 other cities, to host European Labour Authority https://sofiaglobe.com/2019/06/13/bratislava-beats-sofia-2-other-cities-to-host-european-labour-authority/

Official
European Commission: DG Employment: European Labour Authority https://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=1414
Council of the European Union: European Labour Authority https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/labour-mobility/eu-labour-authority/
Council of the European Union: Selection of the seat for the European Labour Authority https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/seat-selection-ela/
Council of the European Union: Press Release, 06/05/2019: Four EU cities offer to host the European Labour Authority https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2019/05/06/four-eu-cities-offer-to-host-the-european-labour-authority/
Council of the European Union: Press Release, 29/05/2019: Assessments of offers to host the European Labour Authority have been published https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2019/05/29/assessments-of-offers-to-host-the-european-labour-authority-have-been-published/
Council of the European Union: Press Release, 13/06/2019: Bratislava to host the European Labour Authority https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2019/06/13/bratislava-to-host-the-european-labour-authority/
European Commission: Statement, 13/06/2019: European Labour Authority ready to start working in October as decision is taken on new seat http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-19-2968_en.htm

ESO Records
Regulation establishing a European Labour Authority https://www.europeansources.info/record/proposal-for-a-regulation-establishing-a-european-labour-authority/

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