From our point of view, there are several unclear points as regards content: whilst we welcome in particular the concept of a single application procedure in principle, it is (in this form) not conducive as it finds itself in a tense relationship with existing directives and also established Austrian law.<br /><br /><p class="MsoNormal" style=""><span lang="EN-GB" style="">The EU migration policy must be viewed as a whole in future. The EU Commission plans further directives in this area, namely a directive for seasonal workers, a directive for </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="">intra-corporate transferees</span><span lang="EN-GB" style=""> as well as a directive for remunerated trainees. It is also driving forward its plans on circular migration. All these plans, which are to be implemented for the most part in 2008, involve instruments for short-term, temporary migration.</span></p>
In October 2007, the EU Commission submitted a proposal for a so-called framework directive, a directive for a single application procedure and a “set of rights”.
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