French president Emmanuel Macron’s drive to reform the EU’s labour market rules has hit a brick wall… in Poland. On a tour of central and eastern Europe, he managed to secure the backing of the Czech and Slovak prime ministers for an overhaul of the rules on “posted workers”, but Poland’s Prime Minister Beata Szydlo disagreed.

The Polish PM said on August 24 that Macron’s plans are little more than veiled protectionism, and that Poland would not drop its opposition to the overhaul.

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