EU will not force Sweden to introduce minimum wage, says von der Leyen

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The European Commission's plan to propose introducing mandatory minimum wage in the EU will not apply to countries like Sweden, that have a functioning system of collective bargaining agreements between unions and employers, the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen said on Monday.

In an op-ed piece in the daily Dagens Nyheter on Monday, von der Leyen said the aim of the commission's proposal about minimum wage is to counter wage dumping - not to jeopardise models like the Swedish one.

But representatives from the Swedish trade union confederation LO and the employers' organisation SKR remain sceptical.

I note that von der Leyen is still giving us promises, but she has in no way whatsoever pointed out a way forward,"

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