Matt Canavan was seemingly able to obtain Italian citizenship without being born or spending any time in Italy.
Now the UK and the EU have made their opening offers on citizens' rights, an EU law expert examines what this means for UK nationals living abroad.
The EU sees reciprocity on citizens rights as a moral principle and legal guarantee. The UK sees it as a negotiating technique.
Government plans to introduce official documents for EU citizens to prove their right to live in the UK have some people surprised.
The government is offering 'settled status' to address Brexit fears. But is it enough?
After a whole year, the British PM has finally said something about post-Brexit rights for people living in the UK.
The options on the table for the UK when it comes to that most contentious of issues.
The Lords' amendment to the Brexit bill doesn't allay EU citizens' fear for their future.
EU citizens are being treated as pawns ahead of Brexit negotiations. This has happened before, at the height of the Cold War.
MPs rejected an amendment to the Article 50 Bill that would guarantee the residency of EU citizens in the UK.
But it's not clear what proof of permanent right to reside will mean after Brexit.