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Changes to Directive2005/36/EC

The European Union has recently updated the Professional Qualifications Directive2005/36/EC, with changes to take effect in January 2016.

The Directive aims to increase the freedom of movement across the EU and sets out how professional qualifications gained in one of the EU Member States are to be recognised in another Member State.

The recent amendments to the Directive include a number of changes to the way professional qualifications are recognised and regulated. The main points are as follows.

You can find more information on the European Commission's website here.