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Germany: Baden-Wuerttemberg interior minister stands against dual nationality02:31

Germany: Baden-Wuerttemberg interior minister stands against dual nationality

Germany, Berlin
August 18, 2016 at 22:02 GMT +00:00 · Published

Interior Minister of Baden-Wuerttemberg Thomas Strobl categorically stated his opposition to dual nationality, ahead of a meeting with his counterparts from the CDU and CSU parties in Berlin on Thursday. The interior ministers of the CDU and CSU parties met at a hotel to discuss the points of the so-called 'Berlin Declaration' on improving Germany’s domestic security policy.

“The German nationality is a very special one. I always thought that it was never a means to integration but it can be the kernel of a successful integration. That is why I was and I am against dual nationality. We will not do that," he said. Strobl went on to add that from 2018 onwards “children who grow up here and have a foreign nationality but are well integrated here, by attending school and much more besides, then they will be able to have another nationality - if they want to - apart from their German one.”

Germany’s Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere announced earlier in August his intention to put forward new security measures following a series of deadly attacks in July.

Germany: Baden-Wuerttemberg interior minister stands against dual nationality02:31
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Interior Minister of Baden-Wuerttemberg Thomas Strobl categorically stated his opposition to dual nationality, ahead of a meeting with his counterparts from the CDU and CSU parties in Berlin on Thursday. The interior ministers of the CDU and CSU parties met at a hotel to discuss the points of the so-called 'Berlin Declaration' on improving Germany’s domestic security policy.

“The German nationality is a very special one. I always thought that it was never a means to integration but it can be the kernel of a successful integration. That is why I was and I am against dual nationality. We will not do that," he said. Strobl went on to add that from 2018 onwards “children who grow up here and have a foreign nationality but are well integrated here, by attending school and much more besides, then they will be able to have another nationality - if they want to - apart from their German one.”

Germany’s Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere announced earlier in August his intention to put forward new security measures following a series of deadly attacks in July.

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