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Cabinet plans stricter rules for obtaining Slovak citizenship

On July 15, 2007, stricter rules for obtaining Slovak citizenship should come into effect.

This change is included in a draft revision to the Act on State Citizenship, which the cabinet had on its agenda for its April 4 session. The revisions were suggested as a response to the "growing threat of organized crime and international terrorism". Foreigners will qualify for Slovak citizenship only after eight years of uninterrupted permanent residence in Slovakia. Currently, the condition for citizenship is a minimum of five years uninterrupted residence.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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