Finland is making it easier for top experts from outside the EU and EEA to come to Finland, reports Aamulehti. The EU is also reforming the Blue Card Directive, aiming to standardise residence permit practices in the EU. Olli Sorainen of the Finnish Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment says the European Commission’s aim is that national systems would be completely removed and member states would introduce the EU system. This would be a significant blow for the EU’s attractiveness compared to the US, for example. The Commission is likely to allow the national systems to continue, says Mr Sorainen.
Journalist: Saara Tunturi
Main source: Olli Sorainen, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment