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German immigration at lowest level for many years

13:44 19/01/2005
The number of immigrants to Germany dropped below 800,000 for the first time in many years in 2003, the broadcaster Deutsche Welle reports. According to Government figures released on January 17, 768...

Report criticizes EU asylum policies

15:44 17/01/2005
A leading human rights watchdog has accused the European Union and its member states of neglecting the rights of asylum seekers in their migration and anti-terrorism polices, the website EU Observer...

German immigration law targets skilled workers

16:01 13/01/2005
New rules in Germany effective from January 1 will make entering andstaying in Germany easier for skilled migrants, while keeping tightrestrictions on unskilled immigration, the broadcaster Deutsche...

EU may introduce migrant green cards

15:16 13/01/2005
The European Commission is looking at a range of immigration reforms to deal with Europe's severe shortage of workers the Financial Times newspaper reports. An ideas paper published by the European...

Germany – Immigrant workers needed

18:15 21/10/2004
Daily German newspaper, Die Tageszietung, calls upon the country’s Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder’s Social Democrats (SPD) to take action after a commission concluded that the country is in need of an...

Netherlands - Work permits to be scrapped for high-earning ex-pats

15:28 21/09/2004
Non-EU nationals who want to work in the Netherlands might not need work permits in the future if they will earn more than EUR 45,000/year. This plan is set to come into effect on 1 October 2004 and...