By Rainer Bauböck, Eva Ersbøll, Kees Groenendijk, Harald Waldrauch

Acquisition and lack of Nationality brings jointly a crew of thirty researchers for an in-depth research of nationality legislation in all fifteen pre-2004 member states of the ecu Union. quantity One provides specified comparisons of the citizenship legislation of all fifteen countries, whereas quantity comprises person experiences of every country's legislation. jointly, the books are the main entire to be had source at the query of ecu nationality.

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Repeatedly inIn 1996 and 1997, all of the parties apart from the SPO ¨ troduced draft bills to amend the 1985 Nationality Law. While the SPO ¨ remained silent for a long time, the OVP rapidly became the key player ¨ VP argued that Austrian nationality is a in the political debate. 25 According to the proposal of the O presented in autumn 1996, the authorities responsible for naturalisation should, in exercising their discretion, consider whether the applicant meets the following requirements: (1) fifteen years of residence, (2) sufficient integration, (3) German language skills and (4) participation in integration courses to be offered by the federal provinces on the political and legal system of Austria and the history and culture of Aus- AUSTRIA 41 ¨ VP proposed that persons married tria and Europe.

39 In addition, serious and repeated violations of administrative regulations, especially concerning road safety, will also prohibit naturalisation.

In addition, the applicant must live together with his or her family in Austria (Mussger et al. 31 The indeterminacy of the integration requirement is certainly a source of diverging implementation practices across the country. 32 Neither the adaptation to the Austrian way of life nor participation in local associations is mentioned in the explanatory notes to the draft bill. 33 Since the introduction of sufficient knowledge of German as a condition for naturalisation, the Administrative Court repeatedly dealt with the required level of language proficiency.

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