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Reform of the Red-White-Red Card - Important Step Against Lack of Skilled Personnel

Published: December 19, 2018; 22:33 · (Vindobona)

The Austrian National Council passes a resolution on the reform of the Red-White-Red-Card including the regionalisation of the list of lacking occupations with the aim to strengthen Austria as a business location.

Residence permits for third-country nationals in Austria are referred to as the Red-White-Red Card. / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / Republik Österreich (Diese Datei stellt ein Amtliches Werk dar und ist nach § 5 UrhG (DE) bzw. § 7 UrhG (AT) und Art. 5 URG (CH) gemeinfrei.)

An amendment to the Aliens Employment Act passed the National Council by majority vote.

On the one hand, the Austrian People's Party (ÖVP-FPÖ) and Austrian parliamentarians are responding to a ruling by the Constitutional Court, which has revoked parts of the provisions on the red-white-red card for key workers.

In concrete terms, this means that, unlike university…

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