Europeanization of Nordic labour law

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EU law is increasingly shaping national law even in areas that are the preserve of national rather than Community competence. The result is a multi-layered system of labour law with EU law as the young and dynamic influence on old and settled national laws. In this article I will analyse the interaction of the Nordic labour relations model and EU labour law. I will focus both at the impact on the general legal framework, the sources of labour law and the general legal principles and at individual cases involving the intersection between EU and Nordic labour law.
As a consequence of the short period of EU membership for other Nordic countries than Denmark the majority of such cases concern Denmark. In the judicial dialogue between Nordic courts and the European Court of Justice (ECJ) gender equality and transfer of undertakings have until now been the two major themes.4 In this article I will look also into other areas of law.
TitelStability and Change in Nordic Labour Law
RedaktørerPeter Wahlgren
Antal sider39
ForlagStockholm Institute for Scandinavian Law
Publikationsdatosep. 2002
ISBN (Trykt)9789185142576
StatusUdgivet - sep. 2002
NavnScandinavian Studies in Law


  • EU-arbejdsmarkedspolitik
  • Harmonisering-jura
  • Arbejdsret
  • EU-ret
  • Danmark