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Voting Rights for Foreigners in Belgium Strongly Opposed

14:42 23/01/2004
A petition in opposition to plans giving non-European nationals living inBelgium limited voting rights has been signed by 50,000 Belgians recently. A committee has been formed comprising some members...

Netherlands - Immigrants face possible restrictions

16:23 22/01/2004
Instead of completely closing borders to accession country nationals after 1May, when 10 Central and Eastern European countries will become full EUmembers, the Dutch government is simply considering...

Immigrants in Belgium to get government jobs

16:38 15/12/2003
In future, non-EU immigrants residing in Belgium will be granted the right to take up posts in the Flemish civil service on permanent contracts. The Flemish government has today made a proposal to...

Netherlands: Rotterdam to keep out poorer immigrants

11:19 01/12/2003
The port city of Rotterdam in the Netherlands is trying to prevent underpriveleged immigrants from moving to the city by refusing public housing to anyone who does not earn a salary of at least...

Dutch Justice Minister supports separate immigrant sentences

19:07 28/11/2003
Due to a recent community backlash against crime in the Netherlands committed by groups of immigrants, Justice Minister Piet Hein Donner has come out in support of the idea of sentencing immigrant...

German Green Card Program to continue!

13:28 09/07/2003
The German Government decided on 9 July 2003 that the German Green card program will continue beyond the original expiry date of 31 July 2003 until the end of 2004. This is welcome news as it means...

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