SWITZERLAND – Government Extends “Safeguard Clause” Limiting Residence Permits for Bulgarian and Romanian Nationals

The Swiss Federal Council has decided to extend, for the year from 1 June 2018, the quota on Romanian and Bulgarian nationals (EU-2) of 996 long-term B permits, released quarterly.

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BULGARIA – Amendments to the Labour Mobility Law

Effective 23 May 2017, Bulgaria has passed amendments to the Labour Migration and Labour Mobility Act which relax the requirements for issuance of EU Blue Cards for non-EU nationals, increase the allowed ratio of foreign national to Bulgarian national employees and transpose into Bulgarian law EU Directive 2016/801 “on the entry and residence of third-country nationals for the purposes of research, studies, training, voluntary service, pupil exchange schemes or educational projects and au pairing”.

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BULGARIA – Amendments to the Labour Mobility Law

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SLOVENIA – New Intra-Corporate Transfer Permit Available

Effective immediately, Slovenia has introduced new work and residence permit rules for intra-corporate transfer (ICT), transposing into national law European Union (EU) Directive 2014/66 “on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals in the framework of an intra-corporate transfer”.

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SLOVENIA – New Intra-Corporate Transfer Permit Available

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SLOVAKIA – Changes to Rules for Employment and Assignment of Non-EU Nationals

Amendments to Slovakia’s Act on Act on Employment Services will take effect on 1 May 2018, bringing several changes to the rules for the employment and assignment of non-EU nationals.

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SLOVAKIA – Changes to Rules for Employment and Assignment of Non-EU Nationals

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POLAND – New Intra-Corporate Transferee Permit Available

Effective 12 February 2018, Poland has introduced a new combined work and residence permit category for intra-corporate transfer (ICT), transposing into national law European Union (EU) Directive 2014/66 “on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals in the framework of an intra-corporate transfer”.

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POLAND – New Intra-Corporate Transferee Permit Available

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Government Announces Plans to Boost Emirati Employment

The Ministry of Emiratisation and Human Resources (MOHRE) has recently announced plans to encourage the employment of Emirati nationals.

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Government Announces Plans to Boost Emirati Employment

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