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Brexit vote sparks rush of British Jews seeking Portuguese passports

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More Sephardic Jews are applying for citizenship of Portugal under law making amends for expulsion centuries ago The Spanish government said the offer of citizenship was intended to right the historical wrong that saw the countrys Jewish community exiled, forced to convert to Catholicism or burned at the stake. Portugal said that while there was no way to make up for what had been done, the offer of citizenship represented Jewish Community of Oporto which, along with the Lisbon Jewish community, is certifying applicants demand from the UK has soared since 23 June. Dr Michael Rothwell, a delegate to the […]

Spain drops plan to impose veto if Scotland tries to join EU

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Foreign minister says Madrid remains opposed to an independent Scotland but would not block any EU application Spain has said it would not veto an attempt by an independent Scotland to join the EU, in a boost to Nicola Sturgeons campaign for a second independence referendum and the clearest sign yet that Brexit has softened Madrids longstanding opposition. Alfonso Dastis, the Spanish foreign minister, made it clear that the government would not block an independent Scotlands EU hopes, although he stressed that Madrid would not welcome the disintegration of the UK. He also said Edinburgh would have to whether Spain […]

Globalisation: the rise and fall of an idea that swept the world

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The long read: Its not just a populist backlash many economists who once swore by free trade have changed their minds, too. How had they got it so wrong? The annual January gathering of the World Economic Forum in Donald Trump, who vowed to withdraw from major trade deals, appeared to jeopardise the trading relationships of the worlds richest country. Forthcoming elections in France and Germany suddenly seemed to bear the possibility of anti-globalisation parties garnering better results than ever before. The barbarians werent at the gates to the ski-lifts yet but they werent very far. In a panel titled […]
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