The Bulgarian Presidency started negotiations with the European Parliament regarding the adoption of changes to the Posted Workers Directive. This is the first trilogue, held by the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU on this legislative act.

 On behalf of the Presidency negotiations were conducted by the Deputy-Minister of Labour and Social Policy Rositsa Russinova. The European Parliament was presented by Agnes Jongerius (S&D) and Élisabeth Morin-Chartier (UMP). On behalf of the European Commission Marianne Thyssen, the Commissioner for employment, social affairs, skills and labour mobility, took part in the trialogue.

 Establishing clear rules for service providers within the single European market along with guaranteeing the rights of posted workers is an important aspect of ensuring freedom of deliveries in 28 Member States. It is an honour for us to continue the negotiations with the European Parliament on this topic, which is of key importance to strengthening EU’s social dimension, the Deputy-Minister of Labour and Social Policy Zornitsa Roussinova, who is holding the trilogue on behalf of the Presidency of the Council of the EU, said.

 The record is very important to us, all. Let the negotiations continue in a constructive way and end with decisions, which are for the benefit of the citizens, European Commissioner Thyssen said at the opening of the negotiations.