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Immigrant dies attempting to jump onto moving train in Calais

Immigrant dies attempting to jump onto moving train in Calais
A migrant died while trying to get onto a moving train in the northern French port of Calais on Tuesday, announced Eurotunnel officials. The migrant’s name, nationality and sex have yet to be disclosed, but the person is now the second in two weeks to die while trying to board a train in similar circumstances in desperate efforts to...

French Jewish emigration to Israel on the decline

French Jewish emigration to Israel on the decline
The number of French Jewish people emigrating to Israel has fallen by 15 per cent, despite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s offers for them to make the move. The Middle East Monitor reports that between January and April this year, some 1,398 French Jews moved to Israel, compared to 1,647 during the same period last year, representing...

Spain joins EU migrant quota opposition

Spain joins EU migrant quota opposition
Spain has rejected the EU’s proposal to set member states migrant quotas, following on from the UK and France’s similar moves. The Iberian country rejected the proposal to share the mounting migrant burden, insisting that it had already helped many refugees and could not accept compulsory quotas. The European Commission unveiled the...

UK: Home Secretary insists work must be done to prevent Jewish emigration

UK: Home Secretary insists work must be done to prevent Jewish emigration
Home Secretary Theresa May has said it is time to “redouble efforts” to ensure there is no escalation in anti-Semitism in Britain and that the Jewish community feels safe. May admitted that she never thought the day would come when Jews in the country said they were scared to stay, but acknowledged that the attacks in a Jewish...

Thousands of Jews to quit France for Israel

Thousands of Jews to quit France for Israel
Some 15,000 French Jews are predicted to emigrate from France to Israel amid increasing concerns of anti-Semitism after the deadly kosher supermarket attack last week. The Jewish Agency chief Natan Sharansky forecast the record number after four Jews were killed in an attack on the kosher supermarket in the French capital. It is thought...

North American Jews emigrating to Israel in record numbers

North American Jews emigrating to Israel in record numbers
A record number of North American Jews moved to Israel in 2014, according to the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption and the Jewish Agency for Israel. Last year, more than 3,700 Jews from Canada and the US emigrated to Israel, a seven per cent rise in new arrivals from North America, while there was an increase of 32 per cent in the total...

Migrants offered shelter in Calais

Migrants offered shelter in Calais
A heated shed has been erected in Calais to protect migrants from the chilly weather currently being experienced in northern France. The Pas-de-Calais prefecture has put up a 500 square metres shelter for migrants as part of the “great cold weather” initiative put in place by the French government to protect people from the cold...

France to launch new student and business visa categories

France to launch new student and business visa categories
In order to attract more students and business people to its shores, France is offering new, simplified requirements for international student visas and foreign businessmen. The new visa programmes are expected to boost the economy by encouraging more overseas students through multi-year visas and assist new business start-ups by offering...

International residency schemes make emigrating easier

International residency schemes make emigrating easier
A decade ago, there was little choice as regards residency abroad for those with a reasonable nest egg to invest, but nowadays it’s possible to choose between 20 countries’ special offers. Today, acquiring residency or citizenship in many attractive expat destinations is just a matter of buying property priced over a certain amount....

New survey puts France at top of desirable emigration havens

New survey puts France at top of desirable emigration havens
France has won top place in a recent survey for its unlimited attractions as an emigration destination. Although would-be migrants could be forgiven for being confused over the vastly conflicting results of such surveys, real estate giants Rightmove Overseas rank France at the top of the long-term expat tree. The poll, published late last...