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Germany has adopted a law on second citizenship


				22.01.2024
						The Bundestag discussed in the second and final, third reading and voted for the reform of the German citizenship law. At the request of the opposition, the vote was carried out by roll-call.

The expected criticism of the bill was made by representatives of the opposition, in particular from the CDU/CSU conservative faction. While France is tightening immigration laws, Germany, on the contrary, is simplifying. Giving everyone dual citizenship is a big mistake, the opposition party believes, calling the law "out of date."

According to a representative of the country's ruling coalition from the Free Liberals party, reform is a necessary step for Germany, which needs a new workforce. The reform should equalize the rights of all by removing restrictions on the retention of a second passport, the deputy added. In addition, along with the reduction of a number of barriers to obtaining citizenship, immigration reform, on the contrary, will strengthen a number of other obstacles.

In total, 382 deputies out of 639 who voted supported the bill on citizenship, 234 opposed it, 23 abstained. The German coalition government, which is experiencing a decline in popularity, has thus fulfilled one of the key promises made at the last parliamentary elections. The bill should come into force within three months.

Link to source: https://www.iamexpat.de/expat-info/german-expat-news/bundestag-passes-monumental-new-german-citizens...

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