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08-06-2016

Migration debate on review of the “blue card” and EU action plan on integration

The new European Commission proposals for a review of the “blue card” scheme for highly-skilled workers from third countries, which should simplify their admission and improve their living conditions, and for an action plan to promote successful integration of migrants within the EU, were debated on in plenary session on Tuesday with Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos.

Statement by Dimitris Avramopoulos, Commissioner for Migration

Political group speakers (click on name to view the statements in full)

Kinga GÁL (EPP, HU)

Claude MORAES (S&D, UK)

Helga STEVENS (ECR, BE)

Nathalie GRIESBECK (ALDE, FR)

Marina ALBIOL GUZMÁN (GUE/NGL, ES)

Jean LAMBERT (Greens/EFA, UK)

Jonathan ARNOTT (EFDD, UK)

Vicky MAEIJER (ENF, NL)

You can watch the plenary debates via EP Live, and EbS+.

EP LiveEbS+EC Proposal for a review of the directive on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals for the purposes of highly skilled employment EC Action Plan on the integration of third country nationals