Finland -Economic policy coordination bypasses negotiation autonomy -October 03, 2012

According to the acting Director of the FinUnions (the Finnish trade union representation to the EU) many decisions are actually being made in the name of economic policy coordination that will have a bigger impact on wage and salary formation and labour market reforms than the existing mechanism of working life directives. The European Commission, through its coordination role, is seeking to circumvent power traditionally held by the labour market organisations, the European Parliament and Council who, together, normally impose working life directives.



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