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Butkevicius: Constitutional Court rule on dual citizenship is too strict

  • 2013-01-14

VILNIUS - Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius says that the Constitutional Court's rule on dual citizenship claiming that dual citizenship should only be rare exception is too strict.

"I think that it is too strict. I would be more liberal in this area," the PM said, Monday after the Government meeting.

Butkevicius said that he was positive about the president's appeal to the Constitutional Court regarding the citizenship granting possibilities.

"If the president appealed, then we have to support the president. Apparently, the lawyers set out certain arguments why they should appeal. And I think maybe there are some doubts, but after the Constitutional Court's decision theses doubts will be dispersed, "said the PM.

As reported, on Monday President Dalia Grybauskaite appealed to the Constitutional Court requesting for clarification on citizenship provision and possibilities for development.