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European Citizenship – what it gives you in addition to your national citizenship

If you are a citizen in one of the member states of the EU you also enjoy the rights of having a European Citizenship.  What does that mean? The EU decided in its Maastricht Treaty from 1993 that all citizens in its member states in addition to the rights beingRead More

European Expats/Diasporas: the Current State of Affairs

Many Europeans live in another country than the one they were born in. Either for a certain period – or during most of their life. They are normally called EXPATRIATES – or EXPATS. You also use the term DIASPORAS. This was originally the name for Jews living outside Israel. ButRead More

ETTW presents Country profiles of EU Member States with information relevant for expats

In these corona times we need accessible and relevant information for expats about European countries and their diasporas more than ever. How many expatriates per country are we talking about? Which government departments and offices are responsible and which organizations deal with diaspora affairs? Today we give you the firstRead More

ETTW opinion on EU Citizenship Report 2020

Dear members and partners, At the end of 2016, ETTW submitted a much-praised opinion (enclosed) for the EU Citizenship Report 2017. These reports on Europeans’ rights as citizens of the EU are drawn up regularly by the European Commission, and the next one is scheduled to be published later inRead More

ETTW Board meeting 24. March postponed because of the Corona virus

Dear Members, Because of the serious situation with the Corona virus pandemic we have decided to postpone our Board meeting, scheduled for Tuesday March 24 in Brussels. When we know more about the duration of the pandemic and the extraordinary measures taken to counter the spread of the virus we’llRead More

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