Passports

'My passport gender should be non-binary'

'My passport gender should be non-binary'
A Londoner is campaigning for people with a non-binary gender to be recognised on passports and other official documents.
Jamie Windust does not identify exclusively as a man or a woman.
They have started an online petition to campaign for change - and so far, it has been signed more than 16,000 times.
The charity Stonewall estimates there are about 600,000 people in Britain who identify as trans, including non-binary people.
The government says it has no current plans to change policy.

EU urges crackdown on 'golden passports'

The EU Commission has told EU states to tighten checks on non-EU nationals who acquire citizenship - so-called "golden passports" - through investments.

The Commission plans closer monitoring of those schemes and of "golden visas" granting residence in exchange for big investments. It says they can be abused for tax evasion and money-laundering.

EU citizenship gives an individual free movement in most of the EU, easy access to the single market and other rights.

Twenty EU countries have such schemes.

Cyprus, Malta and Bulgaria give passports to non-EU nationals who make sufficient investments in their countries. Rich foreigners can buy passports there for between €1m (£870,000; $1.1m) and €2m.

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