EU set to fight France over minimum wage for truckers
The European Commission is expected to launch legal action against France later Thursday over its application of the national minimum wage to foreign truck drivers, a top EU official said.
Brussels will send a formal letter launching the procedure "in a few hours", said Elzbieta Bienkowska, the EU's internal market chief.
"From the single market perspective it raises quite a lot of concerns," she told reporters in Lithuania, which is among Eastern European nations opposing the French law.
The EU's executive arm has already launched a similar legal challenge against Germany for requiring foreign firms to pay the local minimum wage.
The EU's powerful regulator objects to the application of a national minimum wage to lorry drivers passing through the country even just for a few hours and the substantial paperwork associated with that.
© 2016 AFP