ÖZP 2000/3 S.301-314
THE CHARACTER OF THE "NATIONAL ACTION PLANS" - A COMPARISON BETWEEN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND GERMANY
The co-ordination of employment policy through the European Union applies just to some of many employment policy options. The National Action Plans for employment of Germany and the United Kingdom are compared. The article notes strong similarities in those texts. The employment policy on the other hand is very different between the two states. This contribution explains this different relations with the character of the National Action Plans as texts. No relevant changes of employment policy have been necessary to write them.