Migration Trends: US Americans apply for EU citizenship

June 10, 2008 at 7:18 am | Posted in Politics | 9 Comments
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An article by the Palm Beach Post:

“With an EU passport, I can live and work in 27 countries,” said Suzanne Mulvehill of Lake Worth. “With a U.S. passport, I can live and work in one.”

Americans can claim citizenship in any of the 27 European countries that are in the EU based on the nationality of their parents, or in some cases, grandparents and great-grandparents. Citizenship in one of those countries allows you to live and work in any EU nation.

Since the United States doesn’t keep statistics on dual citizens, it’s impossible to know exactly how many people have applied for citizenship in Europe. But it’s estimated that more than 40 million Americans are eligible for dual citizenship, and a growing number of Americans want to try their luck elsewhere.

I am not 100% sure whether the criteria as described in the box on the left of the article are profoundly researched – anyone who as a proof of German descent, regardless whether it’s on mother of father’s side, can apply for a German passport as far as I know.
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Absolutnie żaden

April 21, 2007 at 9:58 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
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Just came across this nice little survey/joke which, in variations, is probably as old as human migration itself:

The latest poll taken by the Government asked people who live in Ireland if they think Polish immigration is a serious problem:

23% of respondents answered: Yes, it is a serious problem.
77% of respondents answered: Absolutnie żaden. To nie jest poważna kwestia.

I found it on Automatthias’ blog. He thinks that rather than Polish immigration, Polish emigration is a problem (“Brain drain“).

Other than that, I will have to work all weekend. 15 digital story scripts still need to be corrected AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, three seminars for next week be prepared, as well as an equality survey be prepared and arranged. That’ll be my weekend – but life won’t be like that for very much longer:-)))

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