Asian migrants are choosing to settle in Portugal in order to obtain an EU passport. Some move on to other EU members afterwards.
Foreign passports are in high demand in South Africa and there are indications that the number of applicants will reach a record high in 2018. In many cases, people are reacting to political and economic instability.
After spending days on the rescue ship Aquarius, a group of 58 migrants was transferred to a Maltese patrol boat and taken on the island. The charity-run ship is keeping out of port after losing its Panama registration.
Exceptions for EU citizens and refugees have led to more naturalized Germans holding two passports in recent years. Some nations prohibit or make it difficult for nationals to give up citizenship when becoming German.
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