EU Inches Toward Workforce Integration

Law360, New York (October 24, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a move intended to revive stagnant labor markets, the European Parliament on Wednesday reportedly approved the proposed European Qualification Framework, a measure that would ease the movement of labor between member countries by creating a standardized EU-wide measure for assessing worker qualifications.

Although it still must be supported by the EU governments, the framework — which has been kicking around the European Commission and Parliament since last year — would create a common language for describing workers' job qualifications, ascribing workers' expertise to one of...
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