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Spectacular rise in diaspora participation in recent Romanian presidential elections – i-voting logical next step!

Diaspora participation in the Romanian Presidential elections in November 2019 increased spectacularly compared to previous elections. This was due to several new measures: – increased number of election centres abroad (+ 200%) – better and larger locations for voting – extending opening time of polling stations from 1 to 3Read More

New Years’ message from Pierre-Yves Le Borgn

Dear friends of Europeans Throughout The World, We will soon be entering a new decade, the third of the 21st century. Time flies for all of us and also for our organization, Europeans Throughout The World. In 2019 we have celebrated our 35 years’ anniversary by preparing ETTW to lookRead More

ETTW Analysis: Voting rights for expats in country of origin

VOTING RIGHTS FOR EXPATS IN COUNTRY OF ORIGIN AUSTRIA: Austrian citizens living abroad may vote by post in Austrian presidential and parliamentary elections, as well as referendums, with no expiry date. They must enrol on a dedicated foreign voters’ register and must renew their registration every ten years. BELGIUM: AsRead More

95 % of European expats can vote in their country of origin

We know that about 60 million Europeans live in another country than their country of origin.  About 20 million of them live in a member state of the European Union. As citizens of a member state of the European Union they have a number of very important rights. They are called theRead More

Expatriate Lithuanians to have their own constituency in 2020 election

Expatriate Lithuanians will elect their representative in a separate electoral constituency in next year’s general election, the country’s Central Electoral Commission decided unanimously on Tuesday. The commission’s chair Laura Matjošaitytė says the decision to set up a separate single-member constituency for Lithuanian voters who live abroad means that electoral districtsRead More

Mobility is key – a conference for international HR professionals

On Thursday, October 3, Vlamingen in de Wereld held its annual conference Mobility is Key focused on HR professionals and international mobility managers. This year the theme of the English conference was ‘New strategies for employers regarding expatriate retention, remuneration & health.’ In today’s global economy, having a workforce thatRead More

Egils Levits, president of Latvija

Address of the President of Latvia, Egils Levits, at the opening of the annual board meeting of World Federation of Free Latvians

Fellow Latvians, Dear friends, Thank you for inviting me to open the board meeting of the World Federation of Free Latvians (WFFL) which has been taking place in Riga for many years now. WFFL was established as the central umbrella organisation for overseas federations of Latvian organisations that represent LatviansRead More