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6 Дек, 2022

Where is dual citizenship allowed in Europe?

In France, the UK, Portugal, Sweden, Finland and Belgium, immigrants can apply for citizenship after five years of legal residence. It is not necessary to renounce the first citizenship in this case.

In Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Spain, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic and Slovenia, you must have lived for at least 10 years to apply for citizenship. In Germany, Ireland, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia — eight years. In Denmark, nine years.

In Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Estonia, Bulgaria, Spain, Norway and Lithuania, dual citizenship is prohibited.

Following the planned reform of citizenship law, Germany will join the group of countries in favor of making it easier to acquire it. The authorities promise that the new law «will allow obtaining multi-citizenship and simplify the acquisition of German citizenship»

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The commander of the Kurdish-Arab coalition of the Syrian Democratic Forces, which controls northwestern Syria, Mazlum Abdi, announced his readiness for peace talks with Turkey.


The Taliban movement (a terrorist organization banned in Russia) that controls Afghanistan has announced the arrest of a member of the Islamic State (a terrorist organization banned in Russia) who attacked the Pakistani ambassador in Kabul.


Azerbaijan prepared a draft agreement on a peaceful settlement and presented it to Armenia, Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov said. The third round of negotiations with Armenia may take place before the end of 2022.


Protests are taking place in Mongolia. Protesters are trying to storm the Government House. The road to the prime minister’s residence is already blocked by the police.

According to media reports, protests broke out in the country after reports of the theft of large quantities of coal by officials who were selling it to China. We are talking about almost $13,000,000,000 (~807 billion rubles). In China, their guilty officials have already been executed and the names of the Mongolian ones have been named. After that, the protesters took to the streets and demanded to extradite corrupt officials.


The Finnish government has submitted a draft law on NATO membership to parliament.


Commemorative coins for the 60th anniversary of The Rolling Stones were released in the UK. Their face value will start at 5 pounds, and the value for collectors — from 14.5 pounds (16.9 euros), according to the Royal Mint. The coins depict the silhouette of the members of a rock band captured during a live performance.


Sleeping under a heavy quilt reduces insomnia. In addition, it can reduce the symptoms of anxiety and depression. This conclusion was made by the staff of the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.


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