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2011 View on Commission's Single Market Act
The Commission Communication with 50 proposal aims to relaunch the single market and make full use of its potential. Ceemet is convinced that the European Single Market is a success story that must be supported by all actors.
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Ceemet key messages
Ceemet is convinced that the European Single Market is a success story that must be supported by all actors. Therefore Metal, Engineering and Technology-based (MET) industries fully share the Commission’s ambition and welcome notably initiatives focused on improving the environment for businesses to operate and grow within the European Union.
As the employers’ organisations for the MET industries, Ceemet has been specifically looking at initiatives in the field of Education, Employment and Social Policy in the “Single Market Act” communication.
The MET sector employers support the Commission’s goal to overcome the tensions coming from the debate opposing Economic freedoms and freedom of collective action following a series of rulings of the European Court of Justice. However, Ceemet does not see the need for a further guarantee of the right for collective action at European level (proposals n° 29 and 30).
In its view, proper national application of the Posting of Workers Directive will contribute to complementing the European Single Market, while ensuring a fair competition preserving the rights of workers.