Work permit exemption for family members of third-country nationals

On July 7th, the Belgian Council of Ministers has approved a draft of a Royal Decree amending the Royal Decree of 9 June 1999 implementing the Foreign Workers (Employment) Act of 30 April 1999. The amendment is concerned with the employment of third-country nationals, family members of long-term residents (i.e. holders of a residence permit…

Are police checks equivalent to border checks banned?

In Criminal proceedings against A- C-9/16 (ECLI:EU:C: 2017:483), the European Court of Justice ruled on whether national legislation may confer on the police authorities of a Member State the power to check the identity of any person, within the proximity to the land border with other Member States. Article 67(2) TFEU and Articles 20 and…

Do I have to register my motor vehicle in another EU country?

In a recent judgment, [Criminal proceedings against U (C-420/15)], the European Court of Justice ruled that a worker residing in a Member State is not required to register a motor vehicle which he owns and which is already registered in another Member State, where the vehicle is intended essentially for use in the latter Member…

A New Episode in the Saga of derived right of residence

In a recent ruling (H.C. Chavez-Vilchez and Other), the European Court of Justice strengthened the limits imposed on Member States in interpreting the key factors of the “substance of the rights” test determines derived rights of residence for inter alia parents of EU children. The disputes in the main proceedings and the questions referred to…

The Official Gazette of 20/03/2017,published the Law of 8/03/2017 amending and supplementing the Immigration Law of 29/08/2008.

The Official Gazette of 20/03/2017,published the Law of 8/03/2017 amending and supplementing the Immigration Law of 29/08/2008: transposing the Directive 2014/66/EU on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals in the framework of an intra-corporate transfer. transposing the Directive 2014/36/EU on the conditions of entry and stay of third-country nationals for the purpose…

LUXEMBOURG-A new nationality act to enter into force on April 1st 2017

On March 8th 2017, Luxembourg passed into law new nationality rules. (Official Gazette of 17/03/2017). The key features of the new law include: Right of birthplace (jus soli) Article 6 provides for the first-generation right of birthplace, i.e. children born in the Grand Duchy to non-Luxembourgish parents, to automatically acquire nationality by virtue of law,…

Blackstone picks Luxembourg for EU base: Luxembourg official says

LONDON (Reuters) – Private equity firm Blackstone (BX.N) is among a number of financial services companies to have chosen Luxembourg as the site for a European Union subsidiary following Britain’s vote to leave the EU, the head of Luxembourg’s financial development agency said. Blackstone is among three or four private equity firms that have picked…

Corporate Intra-EU Mobility to pay the bill for presumed third parties’ fraud

The European Economic and Social Committee released its opinion on the ‘Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 96/71/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services’. The EESC welcomes the fact that the Commission…