Shipowners praise proposal for skilled foreigners

The government's proposal aimed at reforming the international recruitment process is met with praise from the Danish Shipowners' Association, which for years has been calling for improved rules.

As part of a proposed initiative aimed at facilitating the recruitment of foreign employees, the government is now courting the maritime profession on a matter that the Danish Shipowners' Association has been working to change for years.

The reform initiative, presented Thursday, sets the stage for enabling companies to secure a certification that allows for non-EU employees to come to Denmark at short notice without waiting for the application process to be completed, while foreign employees can be brought in for short-term stays of up to three months (though only one time per year).

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