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The unclear future of the autonomy of European social partners. Awaiting the judgement EPSU v. European Commission case

In the paper the judgment of the General Court of the European Union of 24 October 2019 on the European sectoral social partners' agreement of 21 December 2015 "General framework for informing and consulting officials and employees of the central government administration" is discussed. The judgment is the result of a complaint by the European Federation of Public Service Trade Unions EPSU. This judgment and the future final ruling by the CJEU (following an appeal by EPSU) will be of key importance for the functioning of the European social dialogue mechanisms. These rulings allow us to pose questions about the role of the European Commission in this process.

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Keywords: European social dialogue; European Commission; right to information and consultation



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