The European Commission misses an opportunity to take a stance in favour of trade union rights
Question posed by the S&D group receives inadequate answer
In light of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) judgement in the Holship case, a question was posed to the Commission by Parliament on how it intends to ensure that EU law will be in line with this judgement and respect the principle that the freedom of association takes precedence over economic freedoms in the single market.
In its reply, the Commission rejects the notion that freedom of association takes precedence over economic freedoms in the single market, failing to recognise the importance of the judgement for trade union rights in Europe.
The question and answer can be found here.