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Germany now allows its citizens to acquire the citizenship of other EU countries without losing their German citizenship. For how long has this been the case?

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Since 28. August 2007, where in Section 25 (1) sentence 2 StAG was added.


§ 25 Abs. 1 Satz 2 StAG
Der Verlust nach Satz 1 tritt nicht ein, wenn ein Deutscher die Staatsangehörigkeit eines anderen Mitgliedstaates der Europäischen Union, der Schweiz oder eines Staates erwirbt, mit dem die Bundesrepublik Deutschland einen völkerrechtlichen Vertrag nach § 12 Abs. 3 abgeschlossen hat.

Section 25 (1) sentence 2 StAG
The loss under sentence 1 does not arise if a German acquires the citizenship of another member state of the European Union, Switzerland or a state with which the Federal Republic of Germany has concluded a contract under international law pursuant to § 12 (3).


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