Individual Tax Alert (14/09/2012)
European Blue Card
On 10 September 2012, a new Belgian law came into force which implements the rules laid down in the “Blue card Directive” 2009/50/EC, which was adopted by the Council of the European Union in 2009.
This new law introduces a so-called “Blue Card” for third country highly qualified workers next to the already existing and well-known type B work permit. With this Blue Card, the European Commission aimed at making Europe more economically competitive in order to tackle the current trend of workers emigrating to the traditional immigration countries like the US, Australia and Canada.
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