Luxembourg citizenship reform moves slowly through policy channels as policymakers continue retooling requirements
- Proposals put forth in Parliament include automatic citizenship rights for Luxembourger youth turning 18 who have resided in the country for at least five years, lowered residency requirements for non-nationals from seven to five years, and the abolition of language testing for non-nationals in residence for at least 20 years.
- Despite being announced in 2014, the Justice Ministry’s proposals have yet to be made public or completed.
- A recent poll indicates that the Luxembourgish public is not in favor of the eased pathways to citizenship.
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