In the years since the 2008 crisis, 229 employment protection reforms have been imposed across EU member states (see here). There has been a strong bias in favour of decreasing employment protection, even to a remarkable extent in some countries. The main argument for these reforms has been that making dismissals easier would encourage employers […]
Agnieszka Piasna is Senior Researcher in the Economic, Employment and Social Policies Unit at the European Trade Union Institute. She has a PhD in Sociology from the University of Cambridge. Her current research interests lie in the areas of job quality, working time, women’s employment and labour market regulation. Martin Myant is Senior Researcher and Head of Unit of Economic, Employment and Social Policies at the European Trade Union Institute. Formerly Professor at the University of the West of Scotland (UK), he has researched economic and political development in east-central Europe. His current research focuses on EU macroeconomic and labour-market policies.