A bid to break the deadlock between the European Parliament and the EU
Council of Ministers over the extension of Working Time legislation for junior
doctors, sea fishermen and non-mobile transport workers has failed.
A meeting of a conciliation committee designed to bring the two sides
together hit the buffers, with little progress being made over the working
hours of junior doctors.
Although progress was achieved regarding sea fishermen and non-mobile
workers, the package has to be agreed as a whole to become law. The two
institutions have until 6 April to strike a deal, or the proposal may be