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Hundreds protest in Komárno against citizenship law

Several hundred people gathered in the southern Slovak town of Komárno on Thursday, September 1, to protest against Slovakia's law banning multiple citizenship. The law stipulates that Slovak citizens who voluntarily accept the citizenship of another country will automatically lose their Slovak passport. A member of the petition committee, Oliver Boldoghy, said, as quoted by the Sme daily, that they want it to be possible again to live with dual citizenship in the Slovak Republic, as was the case before the law was introduced last year.

Several hundred people gathered in the southern Slovak town of Komárno on Thursday, September 1, to protest against Slovakia's law banning multiple citizenship. The law stipulates that Slovak citizens who voluntarily accept the citizenship of another country will automatically lose their Slovak passport. A member of the petition committee, Oliver Boldoghy, said, as quoted by the Sme daily, that they want it to be possible again to live with dual citizenship in the Slovak Republic, as was the case before the law was introduced last year.

A petition against the law, which was passed by the previous government of Robert Fico, has been signed by several thousand people so far. Political scientists Miroslav Kusý and Grigorij Mesežnikov have also supported the initiative, Sme wrote on Friday, September 2.

Source: Sme

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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