Recent Trends in Collective Bargaining in Europe

Ana Teresa Ribeiro


Europe has recently been undergoing a severe economic and financial crisis. Although several countries had already been introducing labour reforms in the past years, the crisis was undoubtedly an accelerating force that called for more and deeper changes. This paper considers such changes and how in a number of cases (e.g. Portugal and Greece), the reforms were even demanded by external entities as a condition for financial assistance.