Author: Sarah Progin-Theuerkauf

Straffällige alleinerziehende Drittstaatsangehörige: Haben sie Anspruch auf eine Aufenthaltserlaubnis?

11.11.2016 , in ((Good Practices)) , ((No Comments))

Im September 2016 hat der Europäische Gerichtshof mit zwei bedeutsamen Urteilen die Aufenthaltsrechte von drittstaatsangehörigen Elternteilen mit alleinigem Sorgerecht für minderjährige UnionsbürgerInnen gestärkt – und zwar selbst wenn diese straffällig geworden sind. Die Urteile sind zu begrüssen, da sonst minderjährige UnionsbürgerInnen faktisch zu einem Leben in einem Drittstaat gezwungen werden könnten. ...

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The Reform of the EU Blue Card Directive – Good Things Take Time

20.09.2016 , in ((Politics)) , ((No Comments))

On 7 June 2016, the European Commission has published a proposal to amend the EU Blue Card Directive, the often criticized legal instrument regulating highly skilled immigration by Third Country Nationals into the EU. So far, the Directive has mostly been used by Germany – 12’108 Blue Cards out of a total of 13’852 issued in the EU in 2014 – whereas other Member States have been more reticent. Will the new proposal finally succeed in strengthening the EU’s competitiveness by attracting (and retaining) highly skilled workers? ...

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The “Dublin IV”-Proposal: One Step Forward and Ten Steps Back …

01.09.2016 , in ((Politics)) , ((3 Comments))

On 4 May 2016, the European Commission has published three proposals to reform the Common European Asylum System. They are the first series of two legislative packages the Commission has presented in 2016 to tackle the current “refugee crisis”. One of the proposals intends to amend the Dublin system, the controversial cornerstone of the Common European Asylum System, also applicable to Switzerland because of the Dublin Association Agreement. Which changes will the proposal entail? ...

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