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…

Abandoning of passport stamping -Smart Borders – Entry/Exit System (EES)

At its meeting on 2 March 2017, the Permanent Representatives Committee agreed on the mandate for negotiations with the European Parliament the Commission proposal for a Regulation establishing an Entry/Exit System (EES) to register entry and exit data and refusal of, entry data of third country nationals crossing the external borders of Member States of…

Certificate of Coverage (A1)- Soon a dangerous trap

A recent proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Regulation (EC) No 883/2004 on the coordination of social security systems and regulation (EC) No 987/2009 laying down the procedure for implementing Regulation (EC) No 883/2004, significantly toughen the current procedure to determine the legislation applicable. A new definition of…

Local administrations to levy new fee

On February 2nd, the Belgian Official Gazette published a new law (amending the Law of March 14th 1968). The local administrations may levy a fee on the renewal, prorogation or replacement of foreigner’s residence permits On February 24th, the Council of Ministers approved a project of Royal Decree laying down: the category of residence permit…

Belgium the first country to ratify the International Commission of Civil Status Convention No. 34

On February 17th, the Federal Parliament’ Commission for External Relations, adopted a draft legislation to ratify the Convention (No. 34) on the issue of multilingual and coded extracts from civil-status records and multilingual and coded civil-status certificates. Signed at Strasbourg on March 14th 2014, the Convention aims to facilitate the international circulation of civil-status documents…

LUXEMBOURG – IMMIGRATION LAW AMENDED

Luxembourg adopted an Act 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 of…

Provision of services vs hiring-out of workers from Vicoplus to Essent

One of the controversial topics debated over the last years is the difference between provision ofservices and hiring-out in the context of third-country nationals’ intra-EU mobility. The debate can be extended beyond the intra-EU mobility. ·  Can an undertaking which is not a placement agency, hire-out a third-country national to a user established or operating…