Disinfo: Only 51 Moldovans regained Romanian citizenship in 2016

Summary

Only 51 Moldovans regained Romanian citizenship in 2016, according to Eurostat. There were 592 Moldovans who became Romanian citizens in 2015. The number of Moldovans asking for a Romanian nationality is decreasing.

Disproof

Manipulation of figures. According to the Romanian National Citizenship Authority, 57,748 Moldovans requested to regain the Romanian citizenship in 2015; 45,507 Moldovans received it. In 2016 there were 94,461 Moldovans asking for the Romanian citizenship; 61,206 received it. In total 521.025 Moldovan citizens regained Romanian citizenship in 2002 - March 2018. So the number is actually continuously increasing.

Contacted by the portal Stopfals.md, Eurostat declared that the figures presented by Sputnik.md do not reflect the total number of Moldovan citizens who regained Romanian citizenship, but only the number of those who have both Romanian citizenship and permanent residence in Romania.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue105
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 11/04/2018
  • Language/target audience: Moldavian
  • Country: Romania, Moldova
  • Keywords: EU, European Union

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