Informal meeting of EU social affairs ministers starts in Luhačovice

22-01-2009

Labour and social affairs ministers from around the European Union are convening in Luhačovice, Southern Moravia, on Thursday for an informal two-day meeting held by the Czech government as part of the country’s EU presidency. The talks follow last week’s meetings of European justice and interior ministers in Prague. Top of the agenda at this week’s talks are quotas for foreign workers which are still implemented in some EU countries. Germany, Austria, Belgium and Denmark still have limits on the number of workers they will accept from the EU’s newer member states; quotas which the Czech EU presidency would like to see scrapped.