France's Macron calls labour rules a betrayal of EU principles

(Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday described European Union labour rules over 'posted workers' as a betrayal of the bloc's fundamental principles as he embarked on a three-day trip to central and eastern Europe.
"The single European market and the free movement of workers is not meant to create a race to the bottom in terms of social regulations," Macron said in remarks alongside Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern.
"It is exactly this that is fuelling populism and eroding confidence in the European project," said Macron, urging reform that better protect European citizens from globalisation.
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