|European Commission: DG Migration and Home Affairs
|COM (2022) 655
Legislative initiative tabled by the European Commission on 27 April 2022, aimed at revising the so-called Single Permit Directive.
Directive 2011/98/EU establishes a single residence and work permit for workers from non-European Union countries. It also defines a range of specific rights to offer equal treatment to the non-EU workers covered by the Directive.
As highlighted under the 2019 fitness check on legal migration and implementation report, some outstanding issues continued to undermine full achievement of the objectives of the existing Directive. This draft law intends to amend this Directive to look at ways to simplify and clarify the scope of the legislation.
The proposal aims to streamline the application procedure and make it more effective, to help increase the EU's attractiveness and address EU labour shortages. It also includes new requirements to strengthen the safeguards and equal treatment of nationals of non-EU countries as compared to EU citizens and improve their protection from labour exploitation.
This draft law was tabled by the European Commission on 27 April 2022 as part of the Skills and Talent package of measures proposed as a follow-up to the Commission's New Pact on Migration and Asylum.
|Employment and Social Affairs, Justice and Home Affairs
|Labour Market, Migration | Immigration, Working Conditions
|European Union [EU]