ⓘ European Labour Authority


ⓘ European Labour Authority

The European Labour Authority is a planned agency of the European Union tasked with coordinating and supporting the enforcement of EU labour law. The agency is expected to be up and running in 2019 and to reach full operational capacity by 2024. Bratislava, Slovakia is the agencys host city.


1. Function

The roles of the agency, as stated by the European Union, are to:

The agency will not exert any regulatory authority directly, but rather will work to coordinate the enforcement efforts of other European agencies. Among the agencys tasks are resolution of disputes arising under its authority, coordination of labour inspections, and information sharing among member states.


2. History

The agency was first suggested by Jean-Claude Junker, President of the European Commission, during his 2017 State of the European Union address. On 13 February 2018, the European Commission presented its first draft of the regulation establishing the authority. On 14 February 2019, the Parliament and Council reached a provisional agreement on the proposal. On 13 June 2019, the Commission announced that Bratislava, Slovakia would serve as the agencys host city.