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A restrictive liberalisation? Czechs follow EU trends on citizenship

Written by Thomas Huddleston, MIPEX Research Coordinator, Co-author and Policy Analyst, Migration Policy Group

Based on EUDO-Citizenship commentary by Andrea Barsova

This October, the Czech government’s new citizenship bill received both praise and criticism from NGOs for following two contradictory¬†trends in Europe’s new and old countries of immigration. While the acceptance of dual nationality and entitlements for the children of foreigners remove two major obstacles to citizenship, the new conditions for naturalisation are more restrictive than in most EU countries.

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