August 2017 –
I. European context
Latest efforts in enhancing the European contribution towards ensuring increased employment protection of seafarers and bolstering the so-called blue economy have led to the adoption of Directive (EU) 2015/1794 on seafarers (“Directive on Seafarers”).
The Directive on Seafarers is intended to amend the EU labour legislation, that currently either excludes seafarers from its scope or allows Member States to exclude them. Member States are expected to implement the Directive on Seafarers by 10 October 2017 by adapting, accordingly, the national laws implementing the EU legislation below:
II. Romanian national level
The draft legislation implementing the Directive on Seafarers aims to both enable effective employment protection for seafarers and to reflect the specificities of the sector concerned. This legislation is currently under public debate in Romania.
The table attached presents a brief outline of current legislation versus the envisaged changes.
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