ANNOUNCEMENT 15 Apr 2011In April 2011, the government of France announced a change for the labour market access of foreign workers.
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TF1. (2011). Gu?ant veut r?duire l'immigration l?gale de 20.000 personnes par an. Available at http://lci.tf1.fr/france/societe/2011-04/gueant-veut-reduire-l-immigration-legale-de-20-000-personnes-6397666.html
On 15 April 2011, the French Minister of the Interior Guéant publicly stated his intention to reduce the number of legal immigrants.
In a televised statement, Mr Guéant said he aims to bring down legal immigration from non-EU/EFTA countries by 20'000 to a target of 180'000 immigrants per year.