Policy areas /overview / detail
Mar 17, 2008
Illegal employment of 3rd country nationals
Both social partners agree with the intention of the directive to provide sanctions against the illegal employment of third-country nationals, though they underline that sanctions should be proportionate and must not threaten the existence of live performance organisations (most of which depend on public funding).
Social partners also call upon the EU to advance legislative work aiming at improving the procedures for residence and work permits. This way, applications to allow the legal employment of third-country nationals can be appropriately fast-tracked where there are urgent operational requirements.