Wednesday, October 24, 2007

EU Blue Card to Target Skilled

The European Commission has unveiled a Blue Card for skilled immigrants, based on the US Green Card. The plan would allow suitably qualified people and their families to live and work within the European Union. The EU says it needs 20m skilled workers over the next two decades and is very short of expertise in engineering and computer technology. The scheme, which is more restrictive than the US Green Card, would need the approval of all 27 Eu member states.

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