The European Commission has decided to exert pressure on the governments of Germany and France, who are trying to use all tools available to them to remove Polish transport companies from their markets. The lobby of domestic companies made said governments intervene and introduce changes aimed at pushing Polish transport from Germany and France – in violation of EU law.
These developments occur under the guise of adjusting the minimum wage and could soon be the subject of a conflict on the European arena. Solutions included in the suggestion of changes in the directive on delegating employees would sanction the current practices of Germany and France. This is full-fledged protectionism and goes against the idea of a single EU market – argue Employers of Poland. It is unacceptable, so the fact that the Commission sides with Poland can hardly be a surprise.
However, it is unlikely that the Commission’s efforts will bring instant results. If the EC is to follow treaty regulations, France and Germany need to address the objections first. Should their response be deemed unsatisfactory, the Commission will take up further actions.
Employers of Poland expect the Polish government to play an important role in resolving the situation of Polish transport companies and help prevent the weakening of a sector which has achieved a great international success in recent years.