Tag Archives: citizenship

Israel Ends Ethiopian Repatriation Program

Natan Sharansky described it as a “moving historical moment.” The head of the Jewish Agency for Israel — the body tasked with overseeing immigration — on Wednesday accompanied the last group of Ethiopian Jews on their journey to the Holy Land. Some 450 so-called “Falashas” flew to an airport near Tel Aviv in two chartered […]

Call for Papers: The new cosmopolitanism: Global migration and the building of a common life

The Contending Modernities Global Migration working group is pleased to announce an interdisciplinary conference to be held in London, UK on 14 & 15 October 2013 – The New Cosmopolitanism: Global Migration and the Building of a Common Life. The conference grows out of the working group’s research project in London, which focuses on the ways that broad-based community […]

Obama welcomes ‘compromise’ put forward in immigration reform bill

Barack Obama has welcomed proposed legislation to overhaul the US immigration system, saying it is consistent with his hopes for legalising an estimated 11m undocumented immigrants. Earlier, the president was briefed on the draft bill by Senators Chuck Schumer and John McCain – leaders of the so-called gang of eight who have negotiated the bipartisan legislation. […]

Cyprus to ease citizenship rules for EU bailout losers

Cyprus is to relax its citizenship rules for foreign investors who lost at least 3m euros (£2.5m) under an EU bailout deal. President Nicos Anastasiades said new measures, mostly affecting the Russian business community, would be approved at a cabinet meeting on Monday. Russians have billions of euros in Cypriot bank deposits. Read the full […]

Integration of Migrants – Access to Nationality

Maarten Vink, Professor at Maastricht University and Part-time Professor at European University Institute, speaks about integration of migrants and access to nationality. Watch the video here.

Call for papers: The promise of urban citizenship – Lessons for Europe

Citizenship is traditionally thought of as a legal tool for the nation-state to assign rights and duties to its citizenry. However, many social phenomena are gradually eroding traditional citizenship regimes: socio-economic globalisation, increased immigration and emerging supranational structures pull from the outside, while cultural pluralisation, demographic change and the crisis of the welfare state push […]

Summer School: Who is Sovereign? Citizenship in Europe and Beyond (Koszeg, Hungary)

18th International Summer University in Koszeg, Hungary: The 2013 summer university will include a series of diverse but interconnected themes such as: – The European Crisis: New Opportunities  for Central European Cooperation?; – Cities and City Assemblies: Can these ’New Players’ revitalize Europe within the context of the Danube Strategy?; – The Viability of EU Citizenship: Special […]