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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.

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