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"Blue Card", Qualifications and Resettlement
29.4.17
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"BLUE CARD" - Legal migration: Proposal for a Directive on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals for the purposes of highly skilled employment (LIMITE doc no: 8544-17, pdf): The Council developing its negotiating position - with 138 Footnotes giving Member State positions:

"the Presidency has introduced modifications in the text to be discussed at the meeting of JHA Counsellors on 3 May. These modifications are indicated in bold and the deleted text is marked with strikethrough."

QUALIFICATIONS of REFUGEES: Proposal for a Regulation on standards for the qualification of third-country nationals or stateless persons as beneficiaries of international protection, for a uniform status for refugees or for persons eligible for subsidiary protection and for the content of the protection granted and amending Council Directive 2003/109/EC of 25 November 2003 concerning the status of third-country nationals who are long-term residents (LIMITE doc no: 8302-17, pdf):

The Council developing its negotiating position - with 177 Footnotes giving Member State positions.

"Suggested modifications are indicated as follows:

- new text compared to the Commission proposal is in bold;
- new text compared to the previous version of this document is in bold underlined;
- deleted text compared to the Commission proposal is marked with […]."

Resettlement: Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a Union Resettlement Framework and amending Regulation (EU) No 516/2014 of the European Parliament and the Council (First reading) (LIMITE doc no: 8382-17, pdf): The Council developing its negotiating position - with 173 Footnotes giving Member State positions.

"In order to help reduce the risk of a large-scale irregular inflow of third-country nationals and stateless persons to the territory of the Member States, show solidarity with countries in regions to which or within which a large number of persons in need of international protection has been displaced by helping to alleviate the pressure on those countries, and help achieve the Union's foreign policy objectives, the regions or third countries from which resettlement is to occur should fit in a tailored engagement with third countries to better manage migration...."

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