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Dimitry Kochenov on the Serbian Citizenship Law

The amendments “will significantly improve the position of stateless people, as well as all those who had to flee their own countries," Dimitry Kochenov, lead researcher of our Rule of Law Workgroup said to BBC Serbia.

He also talked about the so-called economic citizenship: “Malta and Cyprus are two EU member states, which in recent years have been the target of serious criticism because of such schemes," he said, adding that "in these countries, it was possible to apply for economic citizenship without living in the country."

"At that time, the European Commission insisted on introducing the condition that the foreigner must prove some other connection with the country. They recommended the introduction of conditions of at least 12 months of permanent residence," he added.

Read the full article (in Serbian) here.

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