Portugal fast tracks revision of law that allowed oligarch Abramovich to gain citizenship

Mark Battersby
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Portugal's government has commenced working on amendments to the criteria under which descendants of Jews who were expelled from the Iberian Peninsula 500 years ago can gain citizenship. The new regulations for the implementation of the law follows their promulgation by Portugal's president, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, on 9 March. The move was taken after the majority of European Union countries, as well as the United Kingdom, have cracked on Russian oligarchs and billionaires who gained citizenship or residency in their territory under suspicious circumstances, as another measure agains...

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