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Joint operation of Belgium and Portugal supported by Eurojust, Europol and ELA, brought social security fraud to an end

The European Labour Authority (ELA) supported a joint action coordinated by Eurojust and Europol and led by Belgian and Portuguese authorities. The aim of the operation was to end the illicit activities related to social security fraud. Experts from ELA and Europol were deployed to Portugal. Five suspects were detained by law enforcement authorities. So far 5 properties in Portugal have been seized and 32 bank accounts frozen.

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Labour exploitation in the meat industry revealed in cross-border inspections

The European Labour Authority (ELA) supported inspections of working and living conditions of mostly Romanian workers employed in the meat industry in the Netherlands. More than 100 officers from Germany, the Netherlands and Romania were involved. Unworthy workers’ housings conditions across the border in Germany were discovered where 42 workers’ accommodations were checked and their 150 tenants interviewed.

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Another training session on road transport soon available on ELA YouTube channel

The European Labour Authority (ELA) and the European Commission organised an online training session dedicated to the road transport sector on Monday 14 November 2022 to support socially responsible, fairer, and more efficient road transport practices in the EU. The training focused on promoting the new rules and obligations introduced by the Mobility Package I in relation to return of the vehicle, regular weekly rest outside of the cabin and classification of infringements.

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