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The European Parliament asks the European Commission to introduce an EU-wide social security card for fighting against social fraud

Date 17/01/2014

The staff and resources needed for labour inspections in the member states should be beefed up in order to tackle undeclared work, bogus self-employment and social dumping, say MEPs in a non-binding resolution adopted on Tuesday.

"National labour inspections play an important role in implementing social legislation and guaranteeing a fair playing field in the EU. Tackling undeclared work, which represents 18.8% of EU GDP, could increase tax revenues and national security contributions. Labour inspections suffer a lack of staff and are hampered in their efforts of cross-border cooperation," said the rapporteur, Jutta Steinruck (S&D, DE).
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