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Day: November 15, 2019

EU launches legal action against UK
Featured, United Kingdom

EU launches legal action against UK

    Brussels has launched legal action against the UK over Boris Johnson's failure to nominate a new EU commissioner to send to Brussels. In a statement the European Commission said it had issued a formal letter of notice to the British government for breaching its EU treaty obligations and would be starting infringement proceedings. Mr Johnson has so far refused to nominate a candidate for the incoming EU executive, stating that it is convention that such senior appointments cannot be made by the government during an election period. On Thursday evening EU rejected the explanation given by the UK, stating that a member state may not invoke provisions prevailing in its domestic legal system to justify failure to observe obligations arising under Union law. The move by...
Saudi becomes latest country to issue golden visas
Arab world, Featured

Saudi becomes latest country to issue golden visas

    Seventy-three more people can now live in Saudi Arabia for as long as they like, as of Monday, when the Middle Eastern country launched its new “premium” residency program. The recipients, selected from thousands of applicants, will pay 800,000 riyals (£170,723) for the right to permanent residency, or 100,000 riyals (£21,340) for a renewable one-year permit. The visa allows these extra-special investors, doctors, engineers, and financiers to purchase property and do business freely in the kingdom, as part of the country’s long-term attempts to diversify away from oil. “Golden visas,” as they’re sometimes known, are becoming more and more common. The world’s borders may be closed to most migrants and refugees, but they’re wide open for those with the ability to pay...