30-01-15

Germany suspends minimum pay regulation for foreign truckers in transit

cep expert Sohn: Brussels will now have to check whether the German regulation is curtailing the freedom of services in the EU

Is Germany breaching EU law with its minimum wage regulation?

The German government on Friday temporarily suspended a new regulation that forces companies to pay foreign truck drivers the German minimum wage of 8.50 euros per hours when they drive through Germany. The government now wants to await a decision by Brussels on the matter, German transport minister Andrea Nahles said after a meeting with her Polish counterpart Wladyslaw Kosiniak-Kamysz in Berlin. “Brussels will now have to check if the application of the German minimum wage in this case is curtailing the freedom of services in the EU,” cep expert Klaus Sohn explains.