The main decisions adopted by the Commission in relation to infringement proceedings in Spain are presented below.
Jobs and social rights
Employment: The Commission calls on GREECE, SPAIN and LUXEMBOURG to incorporate the Directive on Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions into national law
The European Commission decided to send a reasoned opinion to Greece (INFR(2022)0352), Spain (INFR(2022)0354) and Luxembourg (INFR(2022)0373) for their failure to incorporate the Directive on transparent and predictable working conditions (Directive (EU) 2019/1152) into national law. These rules provide more extensive and updated labour rights and protection to the 182 million workers in the EU. With the new rules, workers have, for instance, the right to more predictability regarding assignments and working time. They will also have the right to receive timely and more complete information about the essential aspects of their job, such as place of work and remuneration. The new rules will also benefit in particular an estimated two to three million workers in precarious forms of employment.
In September 2022, the Commission sent letters of formal notice to 19 Member States for not incorporating at all, or not fully incorporating, the Directive into their national law. It has now decided to follow up with a reasoned opinion for Greece, Spain and Luxembourg, as these countries have still neither notified national measures to implement the new EU rules, nor have they communicated a draft law with a specific timing for adoption. The three Member States now have two months to notify their national measures. In the absence of a satisfactory response, the Commission may decide to refer them to the Court of Justice of the European Union.
More information on infringement proceedings
In its regular package of infringement decisions, the European Commission pursues legal action against Member States for failing to comply with their obligations under EU law. These decisions, covering various sectors and EU policy areas, aim to ensure the proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses.
The key decisions taken by the Commission are presented below and grouped by policy area. The Commission is also closing 62 cases in which the issues with the Member States concerned have been solved without the Commission needing to pursue the procedure further.
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