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The EU Immigration portal now in Spanish

The EU Immigration portal now in Spanish

Where do you apply for a German work permit? Does a Chilean citizen need a residence permit to study in Italy? And if you have been exploited for work, who can you call for support? For those and similar questions answers can readily be found on the EU immigration portal. At the occasion of the EU-CELAC Summit which is taking place from 26-28 January in Santiago de Chile, the Spanish language version 'el Portal de Inmigración de la UE' is being launched today.

Commission welcomes agreement on new entrance and residency rules for third-country national students and researchers

Commission welcomes agreement on new entrance and residency rules for third-country national students and researchers

On Friday 4th of December, Justice and Home Affairs Ministers agreed on common new entrance and residency rules for third-country national students, researchers and trainees and for volunteers who come to the EU under the European Voluntary Service (EVS) scheme.

The Directive also provides that Member States are free to apply the rules to school pupils, volunteers coming to the EU outside the EVS scheme and, for the first time at EU level, au-pairs.

Making the EU more attractive for foreign students and researchers

Making the EU more attractive for foreign students and researchers

Moving to Europe temporarily is an opportunity embraced by a wide number of non-EU national students and researchers every year. Too many of them however continue facing unnecessary hurdles: current rules of admission are often complex and unclear, procedures can be lengthy and vary across Member States, moving from one Member State to another can be very difficult or even impossible.

Three reports on the developments in the area of migration policy

Three reports on the developments in the area of migration policy

How are the EU and its Member States addressing the challenges and opportunities of migration? What has been done so far to help manage the current migration crisis and the surge in arrivals on the European shores? What greater efforts should be made to enforce a credible and balanced EU migration policy?

In the Annual Report published today the Commission assesses the developments in the areas of immigration and asylum during 2013.

Work permit

A legal document issued by a competent authority of a State giving authorisation for employment of migrant workers in the host country during the period of validity of the permit.

Unremunerated trainee

A non-EU national who has been admitted to the territory of an EU State for a training period without remuneration in accordance with its national legislation.

Residence permit

Any authorisation issued by the authorities of an EU State allowing a non-EU national to stay legally in its territory, in accordance with the provisions of Regulation 265/2010 amending the Convention Implementing the Schengen Agreements and Regulation 562/2006 as regards movement of persons with a long-stay visa.

Non-EU national

Any person not having the nationality of an EU State.

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