Estonian government grants citizenship to 85 people

The government decided on January 14,2016 to grant Estonian citizenship to 85 people and to release 54 people from Estonian citizenship.

The government endorsed the naturalization of 85 people none of whom is a national of any other country at this point, spokespeople for the government said.

The government released 54 people from Estonian citizenship. Of these people 45 reside in a foreign country and want to relinquish their Estonian citizenship in connection with acquiring the citizenship of the country where they live.

Fourteen of the people relinquishing their Estonian citizenship live in Russia, 20 in Finland, three in the UK, two in Australia, and one in Norway, the United States, Germany, Sweden, Austria and Ireland each.

Nine of the persons relinquishing their Estonian citizenship live in Estonia and eight of them have been granted citizenship of Russia and one of the UK.

Source: Baltic News Service via Estonian Review

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