There are not enough qualified specialist who are coming from abroad to the EU. The Eu Commission wants to change this gap now with the so called Blue Card. On a fast track it should be possible that these specialist will receive their residents and working permit. On this way specialist of non Eu countries and their families shall obtain these permits.
The „Blue EU working card“ (Blue Card) should be valid for two years but can be extended at least for two more years. If a Non EU citizen lives together with his family more than five years in the EU, it will be possible that he receives a long-term residence permit and additional rights. But all EU-member states still have to agree on this proposal for legilation oft he EU Commission.
The aim of this initiative is to work against the labor shortages within the European Union. Only five percent of well trained immigrants worldwide are moving to the European Union. Fiftyfive percent instead are emigrating in the United States. Due to this fact, the European Union is not as attractive as they wish tob e.
The requirements for issuing the „Blue EU-workind card“ should be the same in all EU-member states. It is necessary to hold a working contract, a sufficient income and a proof of a professional qualification. Also, it is important that the sallary is at least three times higher than the minimum wage in each country. If there is no common minimal wage like for example in Germany, the salary to be three time higher than the valid social security rate. This rule should bring an advantage for the specialist not to earn less money than an employee of an EU-member state.
There will be also strict rules in case of unemployment. If an owner of an Blue Card will be unemployed more than three consecutive months he will lose his permit.But there will also occur a big resistance against the Blue Card and the plans of the European commission. Many countries think that they should have the rights to be responsible for their own labor market .