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Regulated professions: yet another step towards true mobility of workers in Europe. Constance Le Grip MEP


02 Oct 2013


EU Priorities 2020
Social Europe & Jobs

Constance Le Grip MEP, EPP Group Spokeswoman on the modernisation of the Directive on the recognition of professional qualifications, today welcomed the European Commission’s Communication on regulated professions in Europe.

"This Communication is part of an overall work on the recognition of professional qualifications in Europe which will facilitate workers’ mobility, whereas Europeans express their wish to work abroad and thus benefit from simplified procedures. 53% of European youngsters declare that they are ready or keen to go and work in another European country", said Constance Le Grip.

"Member States should clearly show their rules and regulations in order to get access to a profession and they should commit to greater transparency. It was one of the European Parliament's recurrent requests to increase the mobility of professionals in the European Union."

"The EPP Group is convinced that this assessment and transparency work on regulated professions, through the increased cooperation between Member States, can help in the fight against unemployment and in particular against unemployment of our youth, who are the most mobile. The EPP Group would like to integrate this project into the Internal Market area of the European Semester."


For further information:
Constance Le Grip MEP, tel.: +32-2-284-5120
Marion Jeanne, EPP Group Press and Communications Service, Tel: +32-479-840293


Notes to Editors:

The EPP Group is by far the largest political group in the European Parliament with 275 Members from 27 Member States.