Bulgarian citizenship granted to close to 3000 people since beginning of 2015

A total of 2953 people were given Bulgarian citizenship between January 1 and May 31 2015, according to Ministry of Justice figures.

Of these, 1174 were from Macedonia, with citizens of the former Yugoslav republic again – as has been the case of several years – making up the largest proportion of those claiming Bulgarian citizenship. These citizenships were granted on the grounds of ancestry.

In the first five months of 2015, 517 people from Ukraine and 435 from Moldova were granted Bulgarian citizenship.

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(Photo: Clive Leviev-Sawyer)