Europeanization of Nordic labour law

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review


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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStability and Change in Nordic Labour Law
EditorsPeter Wahlgren
Number of pages39
Place of PublicationStockholm
PublisherStockholm Institute for Scandinavian Law
Publication dateSept 2002
ISBN (Print)9789185142576
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2002
SeriesScandinavian Studies in Law

Cite this