CJEU to look at revocation of a guarantee of the grant of Austrian nationality


"C-118/20 JY concerns the procedure for acquisition of Austrian nationality, and more specifically at which moment during the procedure the previous nationalities have to be lost, and whether this is in conformity with the rules on EU citizenship."

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CJEU asked to rule on acquisition of nationality in light of EU citizenship: The fundamental status on the horizon? (C-118/20 JY v Wiener Landesregierung) (EU Law Analysis, link):

"Austria maintains a strict ‘single nationality’ policy, meaning that wherever possible, it requires that a person has only Austrian nationality and no other. Consequently, Austrian nationality is lost in most cases automatically upon voluntary acquisition of another nationality. Equally, Austria requires that upon acquisition of its nationality all previous nationalities have to be relinquished. Austria, as opposed to e.g. Germany, has made no exceptions to this rule where the previous or future nationality is the nationality of a Member State."


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