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New deadline to submit comments on EU Blue Card Scheme: 30 September

This proposal, outlined in a Migration Agenda issued in May 2015, spotlights the region’s upcoming need for Non-EU/EEA skilled, legal migration in order to promote continued economic growth throughout the EU. This agenda specifically focused on significantly expanding and revising the under-utilised EU Blue Card scheme. Proposed changes to the programme include increasing the number of Blue Cards available, easing the travel between EU nations for Blue Card holders, and possibly extending the Blue Card eligibility to entrepreneurs investing in EU nations. 

Employers, business associations, trade unions, non-EU employees working and living in the EU (or those who have worked and lived in EU nations previously), and key immigration stakeholders are encouraged to provide comments through an online form (accessible here). 

If you work in corporate HR or global mobility, contact Pro-Link GLOBAL today at [email protected] to discuss our visa and immigration services.

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