Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

NEWS IN SHORT

Blue cards proposed again

QUALIFIED workers from outside the EU who wish to live and work in Slovakia will be able to request a European Union work permit, a so-called blue card. The proposal to award blue cards is part of a proposed legal amendment on border controls and foreigners drafted by the Interior Ministry and agreed by the cabinet on August 10, the SITA newswire reported.

QUALIFIED workers from outside the EU who wish to live and work in Slovakia will be able to request a European Union work permit, a so-called blue card. The proposal to award blue cards is part of a proposed legal amendment on border controls and foreigners drafted by the Interior Ministry and agreed by the cabinet on August 10, the SITA newswire reported.

Only qualified migrants will be entitled to receive a blue card. The draft defines them as people who have a university education or who can demonstrate at least five years of experience comparable to a university education. Only those with an income of at least 1.5-times the average wage in their respective area of employment will be eligible.

The application fee will be €165.50 and cards will be valid for three years.

Interior Minister Daniel Lipšic said he believes the draft law, if passed, should make life easier for Slovaks living abroad, and make reunions of families easier. On the other hand, Lipšic said, it will introduce a stricter regime for illegal migrants, for human traffickers and for illegal work, SITA wrote.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

Heavy rains flood the Tatras Video

People had to be evacuated and several hiking routes had to be closed.

Stará Lesná

Trump plays with the world like a spoiled child

The White House is now broadcasting its most spectacular soap opera, beating and overcoming those of sundry leaders from different continents and different times.

Donald Trump

Last Week in Slovakia: People marched for LGBTI rights in Bratislava Audio

Listen to all the headlines from The Slovak Spectator's news podcast.

Rainbow Pride in Bratislava

Government has no plans to officially commemorate the victims of the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia

Presidents of the Slovak and Czech Republics will take a train ride to mark the founding of the Czechoslovak State.

Law Faculty of Comenius University in Šafárikovo Square, where the civilian killings by foreign armies on August 21, 1968, were most concentrated.