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.
Over the last fifty years most states have expanded their electorate by offering voting rights to their citizens residing abroad. Turnout has, however, remained almost consistently low and only in a few occasions has the expat vote had a significant impact on electoral outcomes.
On 20 and 21 September 2020, Italian voters cast their ballots in a referendum to amend the Italian Constitution. Two core issue are put to popular vote: to reduce the number of Members of Parliament from 630 to 400 in the Chamber of Deputies and from 315 to 200 in the Senate.
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 his GLOBALCIT Working Paper Citizenship loss and deprivation in the European Union (27 + 1), Jules Lepoutre argues that citizenship legislations of the Member States of the European Union are the result of common principles, shared influences and various constitutional Read More …