TABC Sends Joint Association Letter on Revision of EU Blue Card Directive

On 13 June, 2017, the Trans-Atlantic Business Council and the Council for Global Immigration (CFGI) sent out a joint association letter on the Revision of the EU Blue Card Directive to Members of the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers urging them to move forward with an ambitious revision of the scheme. The letter outlines a number of areas where improvements to the current EU Blue Card scheme have the potential to establish a more efficient and harmonized system for attracting and retaining highly skilled migrants in the EU. An effective revision based on an improved approach with regard to parallel national schemes, intra-EU mobility, recognition of qualifications, salary thresholds, application procedures and trusted employers as reflected in the Commission proposal presents an opportunity to better attract global talent and boost the competitiveness of the EU market. The letter states that “the revision of the Directive presents an opportunity to better attract global talent and boost the competitiveness of the EU market.”

Read the letter.