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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...

UK and EU move towards clash on immigration

10:22 10/02/2014
Martin Schulz, the president of the European Parliament, has said that there is 'no chance' of a renegotiation of EU treaties resulting in a limitation on the right to free movement of labour within...

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...

UK 'misguided' on EU immigration policy says EU commissioner

13:25 20/01/2014
Laszlo Andor, the EU's commissioner for social affairs and social inclusion, says that the debate on migration within the EU has become 'emotional and misguided'. He said that the press, particularly...

UK government announces 'strict' benefits test for EU migrants

9:48 06/01/2014
The UK's Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Iain Duncan Smith, has announced a new benefits test which is designed to discourage jobless migrants from within the EU from coming to the UK to...

UK minister calls for end to 'abuse' of welfare system by EU immigrants

13:14 10/06/2013
The UK's Home Secretary Theresa May is to tell a meeting of European Union immigration and policing ministers that the current right to free movement throughout the EU is being abused and must be...

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