The European Parliament will decide on Wednesday if it will adopt the directive on working hours in the EU member states, that will allow people to work more than 48 hours/week to up to 65 hours/week, depending on the salary options, international newspapers read.

European Parliamentarians debated on Monday the directive, the EP website shows. The Labor Force Commission pushed that exceptions to expire in three years since the law entered into force, but ministers pressure to hold on to them and to allow workers to work per week between 60 to 65 hours in some cases.

In Romania, workers have to work at most 40 hours/week and supplementary hours are paid as such or with the free time equivalent. If the directive will be adopted, Romania will have to comply with it.