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Law on Moldova's citizenship might be amended

15:59 | 29.05.2024 Category: Social

Chisinau, 29 May /MOLDPRES/ - The procedure of recognition of Moldova’s citizenship will be safer, after stricter rules are included in the legislation, aimed at preventing the risks to the state’s security and public order. The members of the parliament’s commission for national security, defence and public order, have approved a draft law to this end.    

The document was worked out by an MP of the faction of the Action and Solidarity Party (PAS), Igor Chiriac, and the provisions are necessary in the context of the risks triggered by Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. More exactly, in the last two years, an increase in the number of people applying for Moldova’s citizenship has been registered, 70 per cent of whom belong to people from Russia and 20 per cent – from Ukraine. Moreover, the authorities identified also attempts to get Moldova’s citizenship by fraud.   

Thus, not all people born and with residence on the territory of Moldova, who do not have the citizenship of other states and ask for the recognition of the Moldovan citizenship, will receive it. The reception regard the people who, on the period of the application’s consideration, serve or served a criminal punishment in prison, based on the sentence by law court, have unextinguished criminal record or are under criminal prosecution. The applications submitted by these people will be turned down, just as the applications on determining the affiliation with Moldova’s citizenship or on recognition as Moldovan citizens, which will contain false information or will hide pertinent data. In the context, they propose to introduce the compulsoriness of coordinating these applications with the Intelligence and Security Service.      



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