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EU: Proposal to Revamp the Blue Card Scheme

June 17, 2016

On 7th June 2016, the European Commission presented a proposal to revamp the European Union (EU) Blue Card scheme, aiming to improve the EU"s ability to attract and retain highly skilled workers, following a public consultation on the existing scheme carried out…

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EU: Tighter Border Controls Implemented in the Schengen Zone

January 27, 2016

In light of the migrant crisis, tighter border controls are being implemented between Schengen states. Travellers within the Schengen zone should be advised that from now on they may face delays at border crossings due to passport control and should…

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GLOBAL: Amended Minimum Salary Thresholds for Foreign and Domestic Workers

January 21, 2016

Since the start of 2016, several countries around the world have amended their minimum salary threshold for foreign and domestic workers. We have summarised these changes for you, which came into effect on 1st January 2016. These are as follows: Belgium Type-B Work…

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Increased Border Checks in Scandinavian Countries

January 14, 2016

New identity checks were introduced on Monday for those that are travelling from Denmark to Sweden. In relation to this move, Denmark have also imposed new controls for those that wish to move through its border with Germany. The move…

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EU: Round Up of Immigration News in 2015

January 7, 2016

In this feature we provide a summary of the key immigration changes across Europe in the last 12 months, including the reintroduction of border controls in the Schengen area, and the new Registration Act in Germany: New Ruling for EU…

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New Ruling for EU Migrants

November 26, 2015

A recent case at the Court of Justice namely, "Jobcenter Berlin Neukölln v Nazifa, Sonita, Valentina and Valentino Alimanovic (C-67/14)", centres on freedom of movement and social benefits. The case called upon the Court to decide whether a Member State…

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Is Europe Shifting to the Right?

November 25, 2015

Anti-Immigration and hard right parties are gaining more ground in Europe. This time it's the turn of the Sweden Democrats, a poll by YouGov suggest the far right party are now 5 points clear of any other with 26.7% of the votes. The…

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SWITZERLAND: Election Won by Anti-Immigration Party

October 22, 2015

In a week where Canada elected a clear Liberal majority to oust the sitting Conservative party, the Swiss People"s Party (SVP), an anti-immigration party in Switzerland, won the largest share of votes during the national parliamentary election with a record…

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EU: The reintroduction of border controls in the Schengen area

September 18, 2015

One of the staples of the European Union, the policy of open borders and freedom of movement, is now under major threat as the migration of refugees from Syria continues to rise. Tens of thousands of migrants have crossed the…

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UK: London Crowned as the World”s Most Popular Tourist Destination

September 3, 2015

London is now the top tourist destination in the world with over 17 million international tourists arriving last year according to Visit Britain. The largest group came from France with over 2 million visits to London last year, presumably due…

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