EU Policy on Labour Migration: A First Look at the Commission's Blue Card Initiative

CEPS Policy Brief, No. 145, November 2007

8 Pages Posted: 28 Jan 2009

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Elspeth Guild

Radboud University Nijmegen - Faculty of Law; Kingsley Napley - Department of Immigration; The British Institute of International and Comparative Law; London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)

Date Written: November 15, 2007

Abstract

On 23 October 2007, the European Commission adopted a long-awaited legislative proposal on economic migration: a draft Framework Directive on the admission of highly-qualified migrants to the EU (the so-called 'Blue Card' initiative). This briefing note looks at the key issues arising in the proposed directive and set out the main debates. So far, the proposal has elicited a fairly positive response from the business community. Whether the initial enthusiasm at the possibility of establishing a common labour migration system is justified in light of the detail of the proposal is still open to question.

Keywords: Immigration, Asylum, Justice, Home Affairs

Suggested Citation

Guild, Elspeth, EU Policy on Labour Migration: A First Look at the Commission's Blue Card Initiative (November 15, 2007). CEPS Policy Brief, No. 145, November 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1334076

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