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Restrictions on working in the EU for new member states

19:42 27/02/2004
Of all 15 EU member states, only Ireland has decided not to restrictaccess of Central and Eastern European migrants to its labour marketsfrom 1 May. Below you will find details of what...

UK - Scotland to allow foreign students to work

19:35 25/02/2004
First Minister of Scotland Jack McConnell has told the Scottish National Parliament that he plans to promote Scotland within the current UK work permit system by granting foreign students visas to...

UK - Eastern European Immigrants will need to find work

10:23 23/02/2004
In a BBC interview today, UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has announcedthat migrants from Eastern European countries who will be joiningthe EU on 1 May will only be welcome if they wish to work in the...

Belgium grants expats voting rights

17:56 20/02/2004
All ex-patriates living in Brussels, regardless of their nationality, have been granted the right to vote in local municipal elections under a new law approved by the Belgian Parliament on 20...

Canada - Labour shortages identified in Toronto

10:06 20/02/2004
A study funded by Human Resources Development Canada has found that growth in the Ontario city of Toronto will be halted unless gaps in the labour market are filled by the year 2010. The study claims...

US - H-1B Cap Reached Today

18:17 17/02/2004
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced today that this year's congressionally mandated H-1B cap of 65,000 applications has been reached. The USCIS will no longer be...

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