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The current constitution of Moldova was adopted on July 29, 1994, by the Moldovan parliament and it officially came into effect on August 27, 1994. Since it was established, Moldova’s constitution has been amended eight times. Like many other nations, the constitution is the country’s supreme law. Moldovan citizenship provides visa-free access to 122 countries …

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From the Romans to the Ottomans and beyond, Turkey is one of the most historically, politically, and economically important nations in the world. From a political standpoint, Turkey has been an important player on the world stage and was a founding member of the United Nations as well as an early member of NATO, the …

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The island of Malta sits between Sicily and the northern coast of Africa in the Mediterranean Sea. Its central location means it has been a strategic port for generations of rulers and empires. The capital, Valletta—or simply Il-Belt (“The City”) to locals—was built by the Knights of St John in the 16th century making it …

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More Changes to Canada’s Citizenship Act It is now easier for permanent residents of Canada to apply to Canadian citizenship. New regulations from Bill C-6—which was initially passed in June 2017—have now come into effect. Previously, applicants for citizenship were required to have 1,469 days (four years) of permanent residence in Canada within a six-year …

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Just days after being struck by Hurricane Irma, the small Caribbean island of Dominica endured its worst hurricane hit in history. Hurricane Maria made landfall as a Category 5 storm—the strongest possible grade—and destroyed properties, cut off communications and electricity, and cost lives. Nearly every single building and structure on the island was impacted by …

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Comprised of England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, the United Kingdom is a juggernaut—culturally, economically, and politically. British influence has been an ever-present force in the world for millennia and at the centre of this force is swinging London, the capital of the United Kingdom. London is one of the world’s most visited cities—and with …

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In June 2017 Bill C-6 was passed paving the way for some significant changes to Canada’s Citizenship Act. While the first phase of changes came into effect at the time of the announcement, the latest round of changes are set to come into effect on October 11. Permanent residents stand to receive the biggest benefit …

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Known as the “Spice Island”, Grenada is located to the northeast of Venezuela and is the largest island in the Grenadine island chain. Tourism is the island’s main industry, though spice production—hence the nickname—is also a major industry. The capital, St. George’s is a picturesque Caribbean city perched along a pleasant turquoise horseshoe-shaped harbour. With …

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In 1139, the Kingdom of Portugal was officially declared, and the country remained a monarchy until 1910. Today, Portugal is considered a unitary semi-presidential constitutional republic. Portugal’s current constitution was adopted in 1976 following the Carnation Revolution and has remained largely unchanged—with the exception of a few amendments—ever since. However, one of the most significant …

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The dual island nation of Antigua and Barbuda is nestled in the middle of the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean Sea. Nicknamed “Land of 365 Beaches”, these laid-back islands have a distinct British flair. But don’t be fooled—the laid-back vibe belies a bustling capital, St. John’s. As bustling, that is, as …

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