Twenty-six member states of the European Union have committed themselves “to bring into force the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply” with Directive 2014/66/EC of 15 May 2014 on the conditions of entry and residence of third country nationals in the framework of an intra-corporate transfer. They must communicate the text of their measures to the European Commission in Brussels, ultimately by 29 November 2016. Failing timely implementation into national law, the articles of the ICT Directive conferring rights to applicants will then have a direct and binding effect.
Once again Denmark, Ireland and the UK have opted out of an important framework of EU law on the labour migration of third-country nationals. In this article I want to briefly capture what the Netherlands as one of the signing member states has not taken a pass on.