The European Commission has made two legislative proposals in the area of economic migration. The first proposal would establish a framework directive on the admission of highly qualified migrants, and would establish more attractive entry and residence conditions for them to work in the European Union. The EU Blue Card, which has been created for this purpose, is entirely demand-driven and fully respectful of the principle of Community preference and Member States' jurisdiction to decide on the numbers of persons admitted. The second proposal would establish a single application procedure for a single residence and work permit and a common set of rights for third-country workers legally residing in a Member State. However, it would not harmonise admission conditions for immigrants, which will remain in the hands of the Member States.