On February 14th 2019, Commission, EU Parliament and Council did reach provisional agreement in the trilogue negotiations on the European Labour Authority. Even if, from a worker’s point of view, it would have been welcomed if the competencies of the new authority were more far-reaching, the agreement reached nevertheless represents a significant success. Now it is important that the Authority starts its actual work as soon as possible. However, before that can happen, Council and EU Parliament have to give their blessing to the provisional agreement.