The European Parliament and the European Commission were unable to agree on the amendments to be made to the European Working Time Directive, including the future of the 48-hour working week opt-out. A statement is expected from the Vice President of the European Parliament, after which there will be a debate. The revised Directive will officially be rejected at the end of May when the conciliation period comes to an end. It will then be for the Commission to decide whether to come up with other proposals regarding the opt-out. In the meantime the Working Time Directive remains in its current form with the opt-out in tact.