Sat, May 25 2013
Photo: Nadezhda Chipeva
It depends on whose statistics you read.
Close to 30 per cent of the EU's new citizens in 2008 came from Africa, and 22 per cent from non-EU states in Europe; France, the UK and Germany together granted about half the citizenships
The law should also apply to people who contribute to Bulgaria’s spiritual culture, economic, culture and scientific life, Bozhidar Dimitrov says
Bulgarians from the 'Western Outlands' allege that Serbia conducts a policy of forceful assimilation and segregation against them.
Withdrawal of naturalisation obtained by deception may lead to statelessness and therefore to the loss of citizenship of the European Union on condition that this withdrawal observes the principle of proportionality, Court of Justice says.
Nikolov was believed to be part of an organised crime group that arranged the issuing of Bulgarian passports for foreigners hailing from countries with sizeable Bulgarian minorities, such as Moldova or Ukraine.
Top official helped foreigners stay in Bulgaria with fraudulent documents, prosecutors say
Approvals of Bulgarian citizenship doubled in January 2010 compared to the year before. "Still much work to be done," Dimitrov says.
Among Cabinet proposals for amendments to the Bulgarian Citizenship Act is the introduction of a one-year deadline of a yes or no decision on the application.
His Government already had accelerated the pace of Bulgarian citizenship applications, but would do more, Prime Minister Boiko Borissov told members of the Bulgarian community in Israel.
The funding is provided under the foreign military sales programme of the US army's Program Executive Office of Simulation, Training and Instrumentation.
The UK nationals were arrested after throwing beer bottles at people after being refused entry to a restaurant that had closed for the night.
Restoration and development projects include Madara Horseman, Arbanassi fortress, Magura cave.
Simeon Saxe-Coburg and his spouse Margarita opened a new heating and insulation system at the Tsar Ferdinand Hospital for Pulmonary Diseases in Iskrets, a project implemented thanks to the Embassy of the Sovereign Order of Malta in Sofia and the Nando Peretti Foundation.
According to the law's provisions, the commission will have the power to investigate individuals without prior notification and would not require a criminal conviction in order to launch an investigation.