CFGI Urges EU Toward Ambitious Blue Card Reform


​CFGI recently partnered with the Trans-Atlantic Business Council to co-sign a letter encouraging the European Parliament and the EU Council of Ministers to move forward with the revision of the Blue Card Directive. We supported several improvements to the Blue Card proposed by the European Commission, including reforms to:

  • Recognize higher education qualifications or professional experience as admission criteria;
  • Facilitate mobility within the EU through expedited processes for short-term business trips as well as faster procedures and fewer application conditions for those moving to another Member State for work;
  • Lower salary thresholds, particularly for recent graduates and workers in shortage occupations; and,
  • Reduce processing times and introduce a trusted employer scheme.

A full copy of the letter can be found here and our webinar on the revision of the EU Blue Card can be found here.