What is the role of dual citizenship in engaging diaspora communities in the economic and political development of home countries? The next GLOBALCIT webinar is scheduled for 23 March 2020 at 18.00 – 19.30 CET.
On 26 February, the Parliament of Bulgaria approved amendments to the Law on Bulgarian Citizenship. Legislative changes, which were adopted with near unanimity, mostly concerned the existing provisions that allow third-country nationals to obtain Bulgarian passports in exchange for investment.
The Tokyo District Court argued that allowing dual citizenship for Japanese citizens ‘could cause conflict in the rights and obligations between countries, as well as between the individual and the state’.
On 10 December 2020, the Parliament of Belarus approved changes to the country’s citizenship legislation, to become effective six months after the amendments’ publication in the country’s Official Gazette. Amendments affect the modes of acquisition and loss of citizenship of Belarus.
On 24 November 2020, France and Spain signed a dual citizenship agreement. Upon the entry into force of the agreement, French citizens naturalising in Spain will no longer be required to renounce their nationality.