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Coordination of Social Security systems – Croatian Presidency tries a last push
On 3rd June, the Croatian Presidency of the Council of the EU submitted a series of questions to the Member States, with a view to finding an outcome to the inter-institutional negotiations on the regulation on the coordination of social security systems, which have been blocked since December 2019.
In particular, on the question of prior notification of posting of workers, the Presidency has not managed to reconcile the positions of the national delegations calling for compulsory prior notification, with those who consider that such a provision would impose a disproportionate administrative burden (and therefore call for temporary exemption).
The Presidency consequently proposes a «digital solution» that would make the notification system smoother and might enable recalcitrant national delegations (e.g. Germany and some Eastern European countries) to accept the principle of prior notification. More precisely, the proposal suggests using the “Single Digital Portal” – which provides for validation of the A1 form online by the end of 2022 – to send a prior notification,
On its side, the European Parliament is against any form of temporary exemption from prior notification.
This issue is one of the few crucial ones in view of the resumption of negotiations with the European Parliament, which is calling for work to resume as soon as possible. But most probably, the German Presidency will have to take over this difficult file, from 1st July.