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Hungary ends non-EEA Schengen entry ban

Hungary has reportedly become the first member of the European Union to abolish the Schengen entry ban for nationals not belonging to the European...
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‘Mini Schengen’ considered amid COVID-19

Margaritis Schinas, Vice President of the European Commission, has criticised the idea of the creation of a “mini Schengen Area” within the European Union. Schengen...
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Bulgaria gets new BGN 10 banknote

The Bulgarian National Bank says it plans to introduce a revised BGN 10 banknote on 12 June. According to the bank, the overall design and...
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Greece’s Golden Visa programme suffering

Greece’s Golden Visa programme, which allows residence permits to people who invest in the country, is reportedly set to show its first annual decline...
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Experts work on blockchain COVID-19 passport

Three companies are developing a blockchain-based COVID-19 health passport that will help governments to monitor the population’s state of immunity in real-time. Decrypt reports that...
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Quebec suspends immigrant investor programme

Quebec is extending the temporary suspension of its immigrant investor programme. The Ministry of Immigration, Francization and Integration (MIFI) says the Quebec Immigrant Investor Programme...
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Norway-Russia border may close until 2021

Norway might extend its border closure with Russia until 1 January 2021 due to COVID-19. Schengen Visa Info reports the Norwegian Ministry of Justice and...

Part 1: Cryptojacking

A review of cryptojacking To some degree or another, most of us have heard of the term “virtual currency”. This is essentially the cloud-based version...
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COVID-19 delays Canadian citizenship

The week of 18-24 May was to be Canada’s Citizenship Week, with thousands of people taking an oath to become Canadian citizens. But due to...
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US-Canada border another month closed

Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, said its border with the USA will remain closed for non-essential travellers until at least 21 June. According to...

UN Event: Global Support for Digital Public Infrastructure

As part of the SDG Action Weekend led by the United Nations, countries, leaders, philanthropies, and multilateral organizations pledged their support to build a...

Physical & Behavioral Biometric Technologies: Part 16

In a previous article, Ravi Das introduced keystroke recognition technology, including how it works and what it measures. Here he outlines the strengths and...

Final Days for Paper Banknotes in Northern Ireland, Scotland

The Association of Commercial Banknote Issuers, on behalf of Bank of Ireland UK and Ulster Bank, has announced that all Northern Ireland paper £50...

Physical & Behavioral Biometric Technologies: Part 15

The last two articles in this extensive series addressed signature recognition technology. Now, expert author Ravi Das moves on to introduce the topic of...

LIVE BLOG: Alaska Airlines digital app allows passengers to verify their U.S. passport before...

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