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German embassy opens call centre in New Delhi

19:12 04/07/2005
The German embassy is opening a call centre in New Delhi to be operated by VFS India, a private service provider and division of Kuoni India. The centre, which is starting operations from July 4, is...

Europe's five largest countries discuss illegal immigration

15:29 04/07/2005
Europe's five biggest economies are discussing plans for stopping illegal immigration, including fingerprinting of visa applicants and tougher screening at airports. Nicolas Sarkozy, France's...

Polish tourism ad plays on French fear of immigrants

16:15 22/06/2005
In a tongue-in-cheek dig at the French fear of eastern European migrant workers, the Polish tourist board is using the image of a handsome plumber to promote Poland as a holiday destination. The...

Slovakia helps its unemployed immigrate abroad

10:44 16/06/2005
Slovakia has initiated a pilot scheme to help its unemployed immigrate to neighboring countries. The Jobs Abroad scheme means any Slovak on unemployment for more than three months can ask for a...

Immigration figures from new EU member states vary widely

14:17 02/06/2005
Germany's DIW Institute estimates that up to 150,000 people from the ten newest EU member states have immigrated to the older members since May 2004. Economic research group DIW found that more than...

Fewer Chinese choosing to study abroad

19:06 30/05/2005
The number of Chinese students applying for overseas student visas is dropping, says an official with the British embassy to China. "More and more Chinese students seem to be losing interest in...