EU Platform Work Directive faces make-or-break negotiations
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Josh Stephens, Reporter

New discussions are taking place this week over the Platform Work Directive’s future, with the EU Council offering a watered-down version of the bill rejected by member states last week.

Initially proposed by the European Commission in December 2021, the directive has faced a rocky road on its path to completion, with several member states led by France continuing to argue over its powers.

In particular, the creation of a legal presumption of employment for platform workers caused the collapse of negotiations last December.