Over the past years, Pearle* responded to various consultations on EU Home affairs, including legal migration and visa policy.
Pearle* also contributed to the new initiative of the European Commission presented in April 2014 proposing a Touring Visa, which would provide an answer to the specific problem for qualified non-EU nationals, such a live performance artists and touring companies, wishing to travel and tour for a longer period than ninety days in a 180 day-period in the Schengen area.
Pearle* members welcome to be able to give input to the Commission’s initiative to identify gaps and inconsistencies and consider possible ways to improve the current EU framework on Legal Migration. This paper complements the replies of Pearle to the online survey.
Pearle* wishes to underline that the answers to the online questions focus primarily on giving response from the perspective of a European sectoral employers association.