Three of GLOBALCIT’s co-directors (Rainer Bauböck, Jelena Džankić and Jo Shaw) want to welcome Professor Maarten Vink’s appointment as Professor of Citizenship Studies at the European University Institute, within the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies. Congratulations on this richly deserved accolade!
In Liechtenstein, a referendum on dual citizenship took place on 30 August 2020, together with the popular vote on questions of gender parity in parliamentary representation, and the railway connection. Dual nationality was rejected by 61.5% of the voters, while 38.5% voted in favor of it.
Damache concerned a constitutional challenge to s.19 of the Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act 1956 (‘the 1956 Act’). This section outlined the statutory process the executive branch – acting through the Minister for Justice (‘the Minister’) – had to follow before revoking a certificate of naturalisation. The Supreme Court of Ireland held that the fact the executive both initiated the proposal to revoke and made the final decision to confirm or dismiss it, was contrary to fair procedures.
On 20 October, the European Commission (EC) has issued letters of formal notice regarding the investor citizenship programmes in Cyprus and Malta, thus opening an infringement procedure against the two countries.