Bulgaria to review procedures for citizenship for Bulgarian communities abroad

The Bulgarian government is to review the procedures for giving citizenship to members of Bulgarian communities abroad after investigations found that for years there had been large-scale procedural violations.

The Supreme Administrative Prosecution announced on February 27 that it had confirmed that for years, there had been procedural irregularities regarding the rules on issuing certificates of Bulgarian origin to would-be citizens.

The documents had enabled people to get Bulgarian citizenship through a simplified procedure.

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