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Automatic diploma recognition to finally kick in from May

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Recognition of another nation’s qualifications to initially cover six EU countries, with more expected

An initiative to automatically recognise higher education qualifications from another country will finally take effect among six EU member states on 1 May, after being agreed in 2021.

The agreement between Belgium, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg and the Netherlands is their attempt to solve a problem that plagues the entire EU: that qualifications from its member states have not automatically been seen by fellow member states as equivalent to their own, hampering mobility for students and workers.

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