The growing conflict between European uniformity and national flexibility

The case of Danish flexicurity and European harmonisation of working conditions

By Jens Kristiansen

Contributions by: Steven Harris

In recent years, the Danish flexicurity model has attracted attention from the European Union as a successful way of combining a flexible labor law regime with generous social protection of employees and an active labor market policy. However, the Danish model has itself come under pressure from ever increasing EU harmonization of working conditions. This book examines the pressure put on the flexible Danish labor law system by EU labor law directives and the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). The analysis highlights the increasing tension between, on the one hand, the flexibility that the directives aim to allow individual Member States and, on the other hand, the uniform interpretation and application of the principles of which the CJEU is an exponent. [Subject: Danish Law, European Law, Employment Law, Comparative Law]

Publication Date: 8/24/2015
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9788757419733