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Hungary ends non-EEA Schengen entry ban

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...
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Part 1: Cryptojacking

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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

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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

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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...

Free Resource: Keesing’s State-Specific REAL ID At-a-Glance Guide

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REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and ID cards are now the real deal in the United States. If it’s your job to check the driver’s...

Eastern Caribbean States’ New $50 Commemorative Note

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The Caribbean state of Grenada will soon celebrate the 50th anniversary of its independence from Britain with a new $50 commemorative banknote that depicts...

Kenya Kicks Off Digital Identity Pilot Program [Update]

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Update: Just a month after Kenya launched the rollout its new digital identity pilot program in November 2023, the country’s High Court ordered the process...

Pre-2021 Liberian Banknotes No Longer Legal Tender by 3/31/24

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All Liberian banknotes dated before 2021 will cease to be legal tender on March 31, 2021, according to the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL). The...

Coming Soon: 100 and 200-Krone Updated Danish Banknotes

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The Danmarks Nationalbank continues to update its 2009 Series of banknotes. The first of the upgraded banknotes, called the 2009A Series, was the new...