20 May: Parliament calls for more legal options for migrant workers coming to the EU

(Source: European Parliament)

Legal migration channels would help reduce irregular flows and undermine smugglers and traffickersShortages in Europe’s labour market and its ageing population must be addressedSet up an EU talent pool to match employers with prospective employees

An EU framework for legal migration would encourage more orderly migration, attract much-needed workers, undermine smugglers and traffickers, and ease integration.

In a report adopted with 495 to 163 and 32 abstentions, Parliament highlights that legal migration has barely been part of the EU’s migration policy since 2015 and underlines that the New Pact on Migration and Asylum does not include any specific proposals …