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New French Law Aims To Boost Foreigners’ Rights

A new law was put to the French parliament on Monday which aims to shrink the bureaucratic hurdles for foreigners wanting to stay in France. The raft of measures, introduced on Monday, aims to make a dent in the mountains of paperwork that come with France’s immigration system that has dealt with around 200,000 legal […]

The party secretary of the Sweden Democrats has suggested that migrants should be given a cash incentive to leave Sweden and suggested that minority groups needed to “assimilate” more to be considered true Swedes. “It would be good with a repatriation grant,” Björn Söder said in a lengthy interview with Dagens Nyheter. When asked specifically […]

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They have made their home in Switzerland and don’t plan to leave, but many long-term foreign residents are unable — or unwilling — to acquire a Swiss passport. The Local’s Morven McLean looks at the obstacles to citizenship and speaks to some new Swiss who have overcome them. Official figures show that while the permanent […]

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While more and more foreigners are being naturalized across the EU, the same cannot be said in France where for the first time since 2002 the number of people granted French citizenship has fallen under the 100,000 mark. The number of foreigners gaining citizenship in France is falling and stands below the EU average, new […]

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The government of Italy has decided to allow 15,000 foreigners to come here for apprenticeship and internship programs. The Decree opening Italy’s borders to foreign apprentices and interns was signed by Minister of Labour Giuliano Poletti on 25th June 2014, and published in the Official Gazette on 1st November 2014. Some 7,500 places are reserved […]

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