Informal EFFAT considerations on the level of sanctions to apply EN
14 November 2022
Article 89 of the horizontal regulation states that the administrative penalties shall be applied by means of reduction or exclusion of the total amount of the payments. [...] For the calculation of those reductions and exclusions, account shall be taken of the severity, extent, permanence or reoccurrence and intentionality of the non-compliance determined… The administrative penalties imposed shall be effective, proportionate and dissuasive. [...] It is true that the same Article 89 says that the provisions of Article 85 (2), (5), (6), referring to percentages of 3 or 10%, apply mutatis mutandis to penalties, but it is also true that the same provisions refer to percentages that apply to environmental and animal welfare violations. [...] For instance it seems obvious that the intentional violation of Article 3 - 4 or 5 of the Transparent and predictable working conditions Directive (here) cannot be compared to the violation of Article 7 of the work equipment directive (article that talks about ergonomics). [...] (ici le texte, voir les articles 3 - 4 - 5) Il est évident que la violation intentionnelle des articles 3 - 4 ou 5 de cette directive (telle qu'elle sera transposée) ne peut être comparée à la violation de l'article 7 de la directive sur les équipements de travail (article qui parle d’ergonomie).