Skilled Labor Shortage Breeds EU Blue Card

Law360, New York (October 23, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- As part of an ongoing effort to remedy a skilled labor shortage, the European Union has unveiled a new work visa policy that will harmonize the admissions procedures for skilled workers across member states.

The European Commission released the details of the new “blue card” policy, modeled after the United States' green card system, at a conference in Strasbourg, France, on Tuesday.

“It is no secret that our demographics work against the union; we will have a shortage of labor and skills in the future –...
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