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Technology 10-11-2021

The European tech sector faces its next challenge

As capital markets are becoming more mature in several European countries, the new challenge for startups is securing talent. Still, remote working, business solutions and upcoming EU policies could disrupt the landscape.
Economy & Jobs 16-09-2021

EU sweetens its Blue Card for foreign professionals

The EU's Blue Card giving eligible foreign professionals the right to live and work in the bloc is being made more attractive under modifications approved Wednesday (15 September) by the European Parliament.
Economy & Jobs 18-05-2021

EU reaches draft deal to facilitate entry of high-skilled workers

The European Union on Monday (17 May) reached a provisional agreement that could make it easier for highly skilled workers from outside the EU to live and work in the 27-country bloc.
Dead immigrants on Italian shore, file photo [Reuters]

Refugee deaths in Mediterranean hit 10,000

More than 10,000 people have died crossing the Mediterranean to Europe since 2014, the UN said yesterday (7 June), as the EU unveiled fresh plans to stem the migrant flow from Africa.

Europe’s tech industry could get boost from visa overhaul

Changes to chaotic EU visa rules could help workers move to Europe if they receive a job offer—and their chances are better if they find work in the tech or healthcare sectors.
German Development Minister Gerd Müller hopes to encourage better working conditions and wages for textile workers in developing countries. [ILO/Aaron Santos]
Global Europe 07-06-2016

EU plans migrant work permit relaunch, funding for Africa

The European Union will present proposals on Tuesday to relaunch a little-used work permit scheme, similar to the US Green Card, as part of efforts to curb irregular migration to the 28-nation bloc, officials said yesterday (6 June).

National concerns erode European migration strategy

The European Commission proposed today (13 May) taking in 20,000 refugees over two years and distributing them across Europe but giving Britain, Ireland and Denmark the option not to accept any.

Belgium best-poised to attract non-EU ‘brains’

Compared to other EU countries, Belgium scores highest when it comes to speeding up legal processes to attract highly-skilled workers, a study has found.