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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...

Pressure grows within EU for immigration controls for Romanians and Bulgarians

14:25 29/11/2013
On 1st January 2014, transitional controls preventing most citizens of Bulgaria and Romania from traveling to live and work freely throughout the EU will expire. The controls were put in place in...

Switzerland to hold February 2014 referendum on immigration quotas

19:40 28/11/2013
Switzerland will hold a referendum on 9th February 2014 on whether to impose quotas on the number of immigrants it will accept from European Union countries. The Swiss government is recommending that...

More EU countries launch 'golden visas'

11:16 28/11/2013
If you have money to spare and want to live in the European Union, there are now quite a few options open to you. The UK has had its Tier 1 (Investor) visa since 2008. Latvia launched its Immigrant...

EU statistics agency says immigration is driving population growth

16:54 25/11/2013
The EU's population rose by 1.1m in 2012 to 505.7m with 882,200 (80%) of this rise caused by net immigration according to Eurostat, the body responsible for collating statistics for the EU. Eurostat...

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