EU Burocritia tinker to a service directive
EU opponents were treated earlier, the European community pursue the goal of giving all their burgers a life in security and prosperity. Currently, a proposal of a service directive is discussed in Brussel and the main yards of Member States, in which many see a stop on the high wage and social standards still existing in some member countries. The EU Commission as a leader of a capitalist society by US model. Left politician, European unions and Attac beat alarm (s. a. Open letter from IG construction to Chancellor Schroder).
The absorbent approval sounds promising:
This Directive is part of the economic reform process, which the European Council initiated at its conference in Lisbon with the aim of making the EU in 2010 for the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economic area in the world. For the realization of this objective, the completion of a real internal market for services is uneasy.
To achieve this goal, be it necessary to create a legal framework through which "the previous obstacles to the defined relevance of service providers and for free services between Member States are eliminated":
The proposal extends to a large range of service institutions with a few exceptions, such as financial services, and only applies to service providers, which are established in a member country.
The core of the directive – and thus also core problem – is the project of the EU, Artificial "Country principle" apply. This means the service provider is subject "Only the legislation of the country in which he is established". This was ultimately Europe’s services in the service sector to the lowest wage land, which is the lowest wage level within the Community, which the industries concerned were based.
Even where hour’s wages are already paid between 3,81 and 4.32 euros – such as in the hairdressing crafts or at guard services in the state of Thuringen -, for example, Lithuanian or Polish professionals were certainly ready to work for even less. This means that this means: Hartz 4-mini job wage level for all – at least in the service area.
The present policy proposal was consequently that companies from countries with high wage levels, such as Germany, in low-wage countries within the EU and their services were also offered in Germany to the low-wage, which applies to their new headquarters.
Wide rejection of the EU proposal
In an internal hearing of the SPD parliamentary group on 27. October this year, the proposal of the EU Commission was sharply criticized by almost all participants. The principle is not consistent in itself and lead to creeping change of standards. It set the Member States or. the governments and national parliaments under prere, regulations and regulations.
An orderly EU procedure about when and to what extent one unifying wool is not held, explained the city tag. In addition, the country of origin principle means high quality loss and the social security systems were thereby awarded in addition, according to the federal association of the free occupations. Consumer Center Berlin emphasized that the country of origin principle is geared towards unilateral needs. Overall, there is a danger. Although the competitive prere under private providers are increased, but there were then different legal norms within a Member State. The Federal Labor Community of Free Welfare Egg.V. acknowledges that the country of origin principle was insufficiently regulated, quality standards have been softened and the competitive situation score.
The Federal Association of German Employers’ Associations (BDA) ensures the Commission proposal positively and considers him as a meaningful possibility to enforce the principle of freedom to provide services at European level. However, the BDA does not see a real possibility that provided by the EU "Controls in the route of origin" actually also suffered.
The new EU states affected by high unemployment have hardly any interest in reducing the number of their State Burgers taped in European countries through potential control. Finally, sub-paid workers bring important foreign exchange to the country of origin.
Thomas Fritz, trading expert at Attac, took a demonstration against the Services Directive in Brussel:
The EU Commission rolls out social security designers from the red carpet. Because large-scale companies do not have to submit messages anymore, they can even procure workers social insurance-free. While the tutorial controls are prohibited, the country of origin has neither an interest nor serious the possibility to perceive this task.
In addition to collective bargaining and social security contributions, the guideline also take the bombardment and fee ordinances, warned Fritz:
Thus, the for many freelancers are trimmed overlength-important fee ordinances on dumping levels.
After segregation of the Chairman of the Working Group World Economy of the SPD Bundestag Faction, Dr. Sigrid Scarpelis-Spark, also threatens a legal chaos with the Services Directive.
"The control of the service provider and the service provided by him is the responsibility of the country of origin, even if the provider provides services in another state.
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This means that on the ground on and off the same state 25 parallel legal systems in 20 languages will be valid and will come in competition: the law to be applied goods from person to person or. Operation to operation, service or service. Service part different depending on the origin of the service provider. Such a situation is in history without example. Even at the Turmbau to Babel, there were different languages, otherwise the right of the city conical Babylon was considered.
In the consequence domestic companies are exposed to stricter conditions in Germany than foreign (inland discrimination). They were then complied with equality with foreign competition or relocate their companies there, where gentlere standards, standards, requirements, social and environmental taxes and taxes are offered. According to the guideline, there is already a letterbox company, we say in Riga, Slovakia or the island of Jersey to be freed from striking German burdens."
Dangers for clean drinking water
The PDS European Member Andre Brie called the Commission proposal as one "Freephone for companies, in the individual countries existing standards, for example in leaning, for safety or environmental protection, to ignore." Brie referred to the example of the Great Britain in this context, where after the "liberalization" of the municipal water supply range price increases by up to 50 percent and a strong increase in diseases were stated by contaminated water.
An excavation, which is also shared by the SPD-Left Sigrid Scarpelis-Spark. In an internal discussion paper to the Services Directive also warns the SPD member of parliament
Problematic is in this connection u.a. The area of water supply. In the Directive, the area is excluded from the country of origin principles, but not the total scope of the Directive. Waterworks like other utilities were then affected by the forbidden state requirements in the case of low-demand.
Are also in Austria
Also in the neighboring country Easter Reich prevails Grabe Korge. In a joint explanation, working-class chamber and economic chamber in Oberosterreich are as immaining as impressive, "to back this new EU Directive. Instead, mails should be set to the coordination and harmonization of the standards at a high level."
In her explanation, it is called, the planned EU directive on the provision of services in the internal market inevitably driving to ruinos race for the lowest standards in the exudation of service industry and labor, social and vocational education regulations.
In Austria, Portuguese, Lithuanian or Irish law would soon be used in the provision of services. If the EU Commission is concerned, the place of origin is to apply for the country of origin: for example, a Portuguese service company in Austria a mandate, it only has to pay attention to the Portuguese law. In the last consequence, this was meant that 25 different legal systems apply. This also gives the EU Commission. She just stated that she liked a competition of the different legal systems imports.
Nice new EU world.