French President Emmanuel Macron has sharply criticized EU laws that allow companies in poorer countries to post cheap labor abroad. Critics say the practice leads to a downward spiral in wages in richer countries - a process known as wage dumping.
Poland's premier has cited Emmanuel Macron's lack of political experience for his disparaging comments about Poland. The French president criticized Warsaw for failing to support changes to EU rules on "posted" labor.
Emmanuel Macron is on a campaign to curtail the export of cheap labor to western Europe. But as the French president takes his tour east, he is running into a less receptive audience.
Emmanuel Macron is on tour in Eastern Europe trying to drum up support to curtail companies from posting workers in other EU countries for long periods. Such new rules are seen to protect Western European workers.
A fight is brewing over an EU plan to stop companies from hiring cheap Eastern European workers for short-term jobs in Western Europe. But what could a solution look like — policymakers are divided over the issue.
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