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 Convent
Despite having been warned in July 2011, Austria, Cyprus and Greece have not complied yet with EU rules on work permits for highly qualified migrants. Today, the Commission decided to formally request these States to transpose the rules of the Blue Card Directive, whose deadline for implementation expired on 19 June 2011.
At the same time, some EU States are still failing to apply EU rules on sanctions and measures against employers of irregularly-staying migrants. Today, the Commission decided to advance infringement proceedings and issue reasoned opinions requesting Belgium, Luxembourg and Sweden to take action.