Ahead of the EPSCO Council meeting (Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs) 6 December 2010, the Belgian presidency has prepared an information note on legal immigration (labour migration).
The note presents the state of play with regard to three proposed directives:
1. Proposal for a Directive on a single application procedure for a single permit for third-country nationals to reside and work in the territory of a Member State and on a common set of rights for third-country workers legally residing in a Member State (single permit)
2. Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on Conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals for the purposes of seasonal employment (seasonal workers, see doc. 12208/10)
3.Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on Conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals in the framework of an intra-corporate transfer (ICT, see doc. 12211/10)
Information notes such as this one are useful. Even better if the Oeil procedure numbers could be added to future ones.
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