Easier access to professions: Council adopts new measures


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The Council today adopted a directive that will require EU member states to carry out a proportionality test before establishing new requirements for professions.

The directive will improve transparency in the way certain professions are regulated in the member states. It will ensure that national measures are proportionate, and that they do not unduly restrict access to professional activities or create unjustified burdens in the internal market.

When regulating professions, member states will have to assess whether new or revised rules are justified by public interest objectives.

Read the full press release here.

Visit the meeting the page on the website of the Council of the European Union.

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