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20th Aug 2017

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Posted workers is social legislation, say MEPs

The European Parliament's legal affairs committee voted on Monday to give a double legal basis to the posted workers directive and make it into a piece of social legislation, in addition to internal market legislation. MEPs still have to back the proposal in a plenary vote. Posted workers have become a bone of contention between EU nations, with richer countries saying they are a cause of "social dumping".

Brexit realities dawn in UK

Just over a year after a small majority voted for Britain to leave the EU, new realities are dawning on both the in and the out camps.

News in Brief

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  2. ECB concerned stronger euro could derail economic recovery
  3. Mixed Irish reactions to post-Brexit border proposal
  4. European Union returns to 2 percent growth
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  6. Ireland continues to refuse €13 billion in back taxes from Apple
  7. UK unemployment lowest since 1975
  8. Europe facing 'explosive cocktail' in its backyard, report warns

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