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EU commissioner wants to work for four-day workweek


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Nicolas Schmit, the EU commissioner for employment and social rights, has proposed that the EU should push for introducing four-day workweeks, especially in shortage occupations. He says that this is something that is gradually moving forward, as the new generations have a special vision of the balance between work and private life.

Schmit says that the market still has a so-called matching problem, which creates unemployment and vacant jobs at the same time. Shortening the workweeks could be a way for companies to become more attractive and attract people, he says.

He also emphasizes that there is no common line from the EU on four-day workweeks. A pilot project is currently being carried out in Portugal.

What do you think, should the EU strive to introduce a four-day workweek?

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