EU’s new “Blue Card” postponed
Posted on January 23, 2009
The EU’s new “blue card” scheme to attract skilled migrant workers has been postponed, the bloc’s French presidency announced Thursday.
The blue card, meant to entice highly-qualified non-EU nationals to Europe by giving them access to certain rights in any nation, was due to be endorsed on December 8.
“The Blue Card will be formally adopted in the early months of 2009,” said French Immigration Minister Brice Hortefeux, after chairing talks with his EU counterparts in Brussels. So endorsement that had to come on 8th of December 2008 will come somewhere in February-March 2009…