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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...

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...

EU leaders discuss immigration policy at Brussels summit

10:24 04/11/2013
Leaders of EU countries have met in Brussels for a two-day summit. The summit was convened for leaders to discuss the digital economy and data security but leaders of southern and eastern EU...

Pope calls for compassion for refugees and economic migrants

11:33 09/07/2013
Pope Francis has travelled to the island of Lampedusa to make a speech calling for an end to the 'globalisation of indifference'. He said that the west has a 'brotherly responsibility' to look after...

Greek border guards accused of human rights breach

18:06 12/12/2012
Human rights campaigners have alleged that Greek border guards have been using illegal tactics to keep refugees out of Greece. Greece has long been the main point of entry for illegal immigrants into...

Greek crackdown on illegal immigration continues

12:00 24/08/2012
The Greek government is continuing its crackdown on illegal immigration which began on 4th July. By 6th July, police and troops had arrested over 7,000 suspected illegal immigrants in a series of...

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