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Swiss referendum calls for introduction of immigration quotas

18:20 18/02/2014
A referendum held in Switzerland has narrowly backed the introduction of tighter immigration controls. 50.3% of those who voted supported the introduction of the controls and, according to the Swiss...

Malta's 'instant citizenship' programme is 'delayed indefinitely'

10:46 10/02/2014
Malta's Individual Investor Program, which would allow wealthy people from outside the European Union to buy Maltese citizenship, has been postponed 'indefinitely' amid controversy and political...

European Commission seeks power to prevent Malta 'citizenship sale'

14:36 22/01/2014
The Maltese government has announced that it intends to go ahead with a controversial plan to 'sell citizenship' to applicants who pay €1.15m. The government intends that the Individual Investor...

Cyprus immigration lowers cost of 'fast track citizenship'

19:57 20/12/2013
The Cypriot department of immigration has cut the cost of its Fast Track Citizenship program, also known as 'economic citizenship'. The main change was introduced to placate Russians who had lost...

Malta delays plan to 'sell EU citizenship'

17:54 06/12/2013
The Mediterranean island of Malta announced on 19th November 2013 that it would delay the introduction of a new citizenship programme which would enable wealthy people to buy Maltese citizenship...

Portuguese immigration issues 318 'golden visas'

15:00 03/12/2013
In the last year, Portuguese immigration has issued 318 'Golden Visas' under its Golden Visa and Golden Residence Permit Schemes. Most have been issued to Chinese nationals who have invested in...

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