The MEAE is proposing a general increase of EUR 3 million to immigrant integration and work permit procedures

16.8.2019 13.37 | Published in English on 16.8.2019 at 13.59
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The MEAE is proposing a general increase of EUR 3 million to streamline immigrant integration and work permit procedures in 2020. The additional funds would especially boost the resources of Employment and Economic Development Offices for identifying the skills of immigrants, and the role of municipal centres of expertise and organisations in integrating immigrants.

The refugee quota will be increased to 850 people

In line with the Government Programme, the refugee quota will be increased to 850 people in 2020. An additional appropriation of EUR 165,000 for immigrant integration training and EUR 520,000 to compensate municipalities for integrating immigrants will accordingly be earmarked in the MEAE budget for 2020.

Preparations have been launched in accordance with the Government Programme with a view to reassigning the administration of work-related immigration from the Ministry of the Interior to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.

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Press release August 16 2019 Draft budget of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment 2020: A socially, economically and ecologically sustainable growth policy