chapter  12
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The Elimination of Child Labour and the EU

In contrast with the US, which is not subject to restrictions with respect to the range

of its competences, the European Union1 disposes only of those competences which

have been transferred to it by the Member States through the constituent treaties. The

principle of the ‘competences attribuées’ is fundamental to communitarian law. To

what extent the EU can be involved in the elimination of child labour will depend on

the competences of the EU in the field of labour law.