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|Title:||The evolution of labour law in the new member states of the European Union : 1995-2005 - country studies on Cyprus and Malta|
Azzopardi, Rose Marie
Georgiou, Kyriakos E.
|Keywords:||European Union -- Cyprus|
European Union -- Malta
States, Small -- Economic conditions
Labor market -- Malta
Labor market -- Cyprus
|Citation:||Theophanous, A., Antoniou, M., Tirkides, Y., Ioannou, C., Azzopardi, R. M., & Georgiou, K. E. (2007). The evolution of labour law in the new member states of the European Union : 1995-2005 - country studies on Cyprus and Malta, Cyprus.|
|Abstract:||This Report traces the development of Labour Law and the implications for Industrial Relations, as well as social and employment policy more generally, in the two small Mediterranean countries of Cyprus and Malta during the period 1995–2005. This period was particularly important for the two countries as it coincided with their efforts for accession to the European Union (EU) and the process of harmonisation with the Acquis Communautaire. Since their independence in 1960 and 1964 respectively for Cyprus and Malta, successive Governments in each country – working with the social partners – had sought to steer a policy of social cohesion to underpin their development efforts. Whilst these strategies were successful in fostering a long period of economic growth and peaceful labour relations, a major outcome was the existence of relatively inflexible labour markets. Liberalisation and globalisation of international markets, coupled with the pressure exerted by the accession process, which required the implementation of the Acquis Communautaire necessitated a series of changes with far reaching implications in social and economic affairs. Naturally the framework of Labour Law – and labour practices thereof – came under increasing pressure to adapt and reform. The Executive Summary describes the main aims and objectives of the Report on the evolution of Labour Law in Cyprus and Malta in the period 1995-2005, and provides an outline of the component chapters. Specifically the Report is divided into three chapters. The first and second chapters consist of the individual Reports on Cyprus and Malta respectively. These constitute the main body of the Report and investigate the evolution of Labour Law in the two countries separately and the implications for Industrial Relations, employment and social policy. The third chapter provides a concluding overview of the two countries’ experiences and an evaluation of the state of implementation of the Acquis Communautaire in the fields examined.|
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