Belgians could get dual citizenship under Onkelinx

20th April 2005, Comments 0 comments

20 April 2005, BRUSSELS - Belgian Justice Minister Laurette Onkelinx wants Belgians who obtain foreign citizenship to be allowed to keep their Belgian passports as well, the Gazet van Antwerpen reported on Wednesday.

20 April 2005

BRUSSELS - Belgian Justice Minister Laurette Onkelinx wants Belgians who obtain foreign citizenship to be allowed to keep their Belgian passports as well, the Gazet van Antwerpen reported on Wednesday.

Onkelinx is strongly in favour of a so-called generalisation of Belgian citizenship law, her cabinet indicated at a Senate justice meeting on Tuesday.

But to make her dream of dual citizenship possible, the Belgian government would have to amend a May 1963 accord.

That document stipulates that any Belgian person who voluntarily adopts the nationality of another country will have to give up their previous nationality.

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Subject : Belgian news

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