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Over 60,000 Macedonians have received Bulgarian citizenship in past 10 years

Десислава Ахладова
Photo: BGNES

In the period from January 1, 2010 to October 22, 2020, a total of 77,829 applications were submitted by Macedonian citizens to the Bulgarian Citizenship Directorate at the Ministry of Justice, a reporter from BNR Horizon channel reported from the National Assembly. 

As the Minister of Justice Desislava Ahladova said in Parliament, a total of 73,324 files ended with a proposal from the Citizenship Council with the Vice President to issue a decree for the acquisition of Bulgarian citizenship. 
This year alone, the Minister of Justice has submitted 6,712 applications for Bulgarian citizenship for approval by the Bulgarian Vice President.

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