Madrid tries once again to pass port reform bill

Madrid tries once again to pass port reform bill

The Spanish government passed a decree on Friday aimed at liberalising the country’s ports. This is the second time it has tried to promulgate what has become a contentious law which has already been rejected by parliament and prompted threats of widespread strikes.

The law has been amended since its last iteration.

Spain has repeatedly been told by the European Commission to pass the reforms to bring port labour practices in line with EU regulations.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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