Reference : EU Labour Immigration Policy: Discourses and Mobility
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EU Labour Immigration Policy: Discourses and Mobility
Gsir, Sonia mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Institut des sciences humaines et sociales > Centre d'études de l'ethnicité et des migrations (CEDEM) >]
Refugee Survey Quarterly
Oxford University Press
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[en] Europe ; labour immigration policy ; highly-skilled workers
[en] This article seeks to present the labour immigration policy developed at the European
Union level since the entry into force of the Amsterdam Treaty until the adoption of
the first European law on labour immigration. The first part relates the European
debates and discourses regarding the opening to new labour migration and it highlights
the main steps of the policy debate at the European level. The European
Commission discourse on labour migration is emphasised as well as the reactions of
other actors, in particular the Member States. The second part examines the Council
Directive on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals for the
purposes of highly qualified employment, also called the Blue Card Directive. This
part highlights the features of the category of new labour migrants and points out the
consequences of preferring temporary mobility. It also reviews other categories of
workers such as seasonal workers and intra-corporate transferees. In the final section,
the article questions the rationale of the on-going European Union discourse, the
policy and its challenges. Despite new European Union discourse in favour of a
certain kind of migrants; wanted migrants (skilled workers) are treated as nonwanted
10.1093/rsq/hdt016 ijkey=XBjqssHzUB3knED&keytype=ref

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