Brussels News

Foreign voter registration low in Belgium

All foreigners living in Belgium have until 31 July to register for local elections on 14 October. Foreigners – whether from the EU or elsewhere – qualify to vote in the local elections...
Brussels News

Expats in Belgium use English as main language

About 250,000 expats live in Belgium, most of them in Brussels, and 97 per cent of them use English as their main language, according to research by the Flemish Free University of Brussels (VUB). T...
Amsterdam News

Dutch fees for non-EU residency too high

The European Court of Justice has ruled that the Netherlands charges non-EU residents too much for residency permits. The fee is between
Amsterdam News

Dutch fees for non-EU residency too high

The European Court of Justice has ruled the Netherlands charge non-EU residents too much for residency permits. The fee is between €188 and €830 for the permit. Each country in the EU is...
Amsterdam News

Amsterdam to target illegal immigrants

Amsterdam is to tighten its approach to illegal immigrants in the city, particularly those from central and eastern Europe. It is planning to improve its registration procedures, get tougher on illega...
Copenhagen News

Denmark’s residency permits in decline

The number of permanent residency permits granted so far in 2011 shows a sharp decline according to figures from Denmark
Jersey News

Jersey's new immigration controls

New immigration controls that will affect everyone in Jersey are due to come into force in 12 months. the island's parliament has voted overwhelmingly to back the biggest overhaul of housing and work...
Jersey News

Immigrants to Jersey, Channel Islands, above target

The numbers of immigrants to Jersey in the last five years is almost double the government target, according to a member of Jersey
Amsterdam News

Amsterdam cancels integration test for long-term immigrants

Amsterdam city council is no longer to force long-term immigrants to take an integration course and language test, according to Parool newspaper reports Dutch News online. All non-EU residents are...
Madrid News

Madrid unemployment highest among immigrants

Almost half of all those unemployed in Madrid are immigrants say city authorities. In 2009 the number of unemployed foreigners in Madrid rose by 82 per cent, while the number of unemployed Spaniards r...
Madrid News

Madrid positive about immigrants

Over 70 per cent of Madrid
Vienna News

Multicultural project competition in Vienna.

A competition for projects promoting multiculturalism and intercultural education has been set up by Vienna
Jersey News

Jersey's borders undermanned.

The United Kingdom could impose stricter border controls with Jersey because the island
Copenhagen News

Danish citizenship test gets tough.

Only one in four candidates, or 25 per cent, passed the first edition of the tougher new Danish citizenship test on 10 December, while the pass rate reportedly dropped to ten per cent in some parts of...
Amsterdam News

Amsterdam Expatcentre for foreign employees.

A pilot project aimed at simplifying residency applications for newly arrived foreign workers has been launched in Amsterdam. Currently only providing services for highly skilled
Barcelona News

New office for foreigners in Barcelona.

Applying for work and residency permits should be easier in Barcelona following the opening of a new Spanish government office for foreigners (Oficina d'Estrangeria) at 42 Carrer M
Barcelona News

Barcelona housing: City centre overcrowding.

Research carried out by Barcelona