The German government approved a draft law to facilitate the acquisition of German citizenship

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On Wednesday, the German Cabinet approved a bill submitted by Interior Minister Nancy Faeser to facilitate the acquisition of German citizenship.

The draft law, which was approved, not only reduces the requirements for obtaining German citizenship, but also allows the pregnancy of more than one nationality, but it accompanies the acquisition of citizenship with conditions related to economic and democratic integration.

Through this law, the government seeks to achieve goals, including making Germany more attractive for specialized technical cadres, and stimulating the acquisition of a foothold in Germany and integration into society.

The law will allow those who have resided in Germany for five years to apply for a German passport, provided that the applicant adheres to the values ​of a free society, as the law explicitly stipulates the exclusion of naturalization for people who have committed crimes with anti Semitic or racist motives, and the law also requires the applicant’s ability to Generally earning a living without relying on social benefits.

The draft law will be referred to Parliament, and if approved by Bundestag, it will enter into force.

For her part, German Interior Minister Nancy Faeser described the bill that she submitted to the Cabinet to facilitate the acquisition of German citizenship as a crucial key to Germany’s competitiveness.

In statements to the Deutschland editorial network, Faeser, who belongs to the Social Democratic Party of Chancellor Olaf Scholz said, “We’re in the midst of a global competition to attract the best minds… We’ll not attract the best minds unless these minds can become a full part of society in the foreseeable future”.

She added that the new law also aims to achieve participation, “We want people who have been part of our society for a long time to be able to participate in shaping our country democratically, because our democracy lives on the participation of everyone… Our democracy needs people working for it and strengthening it”.

According to the data of the Ministry of the Interior, about 14% of the country’s population don’t hold German passports, or about 12 million people, of whom about 5.3 million people have lived in Germany for at least ten years.

According to the Ministry of the Interior, the number of applicants for a German passport reached about 168,500 people last year.

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