Tag: Citizenship

Government U-turn on rule allowing minister to keep new citizens’ names...

The government is revoking a new rule which would have empowered the minister responsible for citizenship to withhold the publication of the names of new Maltese citizens – including passport-buyers – for “security reasons” in the wake of heavy criticism.

Anomaly preventing Malta-born Maltese descendants from becoming citizens addressed

A legal anomaly which only allowed people of Maltese descent to obtaining Maltese citizenship if they were not born in Malta is being addressed through proposed amendments to the Maltese Citizenship Act presented in Parliament today.

India’s New Delhi heads to vote amid protests against citizenship law

The election comes as India's economic growth is at its slowest in six years, and amid strong opposition to the law which makes it easier for non-Muslim persecuted minorities from three neighbouring countries to become Indian citizens.

India prepares for New Year’s Eve with fresh protests against citizenship...

Thousands of Indians are set to ring in the New Year by holding protests against a citizenship law, despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi's attempts to dampen demonstrations that have run for nearly three weeks.

India citizenship law protests spread across campuses

Students pelted stones at police who locked up the gates of a college in the northern city of Lucknow to prevent them from taking to the streets. About two dozen students at another college in the city sneaked out to protest.

Farrugia Portelli replaces PM in a Henley & Partners conference

Parliamentary Secretary Julia Farrugia Portelli addressed a Henley & Partners conference about the Individual Investment Programme (IIP). Initially, the Prime Minister himself was supposed...

Citizenship is revoked if a person is found guilty – Farrugia...

Parliamentary Secretary Julia Farrugia Portelli has said that the government cannot revoke the citizenship of an accused person unless they are found guilty in...

‘Malta’s citizenship-scheme provides extensive benefits’ – Farrugia Portelli

The benefits of the Malta Individual Investor Programme (MIIP) are extensive and the MIIP is contributing to the country’s economy and sovereign fund in...

Cassola asks Auditor General to investigate passport sales expenses

Taxpayers money that funded the prime minister’s trips abroad should be refunded, independent candidate Arnold Cassola stated in his letter to the...

‘Law firm had 19% of applications refused, not 100% success rate’...

The Malta Individual Investor Programme quoted in French TV programme ‘Enquête Exclusive,’ had 19% of its applications refused rather than the 100% success rate...