Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

FOCUS SHORT

206 Slovaks lose their citizenship

A TOTAL of 206 people have lost their Slovak citizenship by freely accepting the citizenship of another state since July 17, 2010, when an amendment to the Citizenship Act became effective. The amendment mandates that citizens automatically lose Slovak citizenship when they are granted citizenship in another country, the SITA newswire wrote in January.

A TOTAL of 206 people have lost their Slovak citizenship by freely accepting the citizenship of another state since July 17, 2010, when an amendment to the Citizenship Act became effective. The amendment mandates that citizens automatically lose Slovak citizenship when they are granted citizenship in another country, the SITA newswire wrote in January.

The amendment was adopted by the Slovak parliament in reaction to a law passed by the Hungarian parliament that makes it possible for those with Hungarian ancestors to acquire Hungarian citizenship even if they have never lived in Hungary or do not have permanent residence there.

Ľubomíra Miklovičová of the Slovak Interior Ministry’s communications department reported that the Slovaks who were stripped of their citizenship had acquired citizenship in the Czech Republic (103 people), in Germany (24), in Hungary (23) and in Austria (22). Twelve persons were stripped of Slovak citizenship after becoming citizens of Great Britain and nine persons after they received US citizenship.

Top stories

Famous books on totalitarianism popular in Slovakia too

Internet bookstores have recorded an increased interest in books exploring totalitarian regimes, including demanding theoretical works.

George Orwell in Slovak bookstores

It takes nuts to help Kenyans

Slovakia has provided more than €10 million to the Kenyan people since 2005.

Muruku slum in Naorobi

Lack of experts challenges ICT sector

To maintain the competitiveness, the Slovak government must support digitising the economy and take a positive stance towards the ICT sector, according to experts.

Illustrative stock photo

Our exit from the EU will not weaken our links

The UK has no intention of undermining the stability of the EU, nor do we want to become more distant to our European neighbours, including those here in Slovakia, the ambassador writes.

Flags displayed on a tourist stall, backdropped by the Houses of Parliament and Elizabeth Tower containing the bell know as Big Ben, in London.