Greek Parliament voted today the bill that grants migrants’ children the right to Greek citizenship. The bill’s main purpose is Greek citizenship for second generation children born in Greece to migrant parents) which weren’t covered by any legal framework.
According to Alternate Migration Minister Tasia Christodoulopoulou the bill will affect a little below 100,000 children.
The three main conditions introduced by the bill for the acquisition of citizenship by children are:
•5-year legal stay of at least one parent in Greece.
•Children born within this five-year period, during which at least one parent lived in the country.
• Children enrolled in first grade and still attending school when they submit an application for the acquisition of nationality.
The bill was voted per Article. Article No 1 -referring to second generation children was voted by SYRIZA, to Potami, KKE, PASOK and 1 ANEL MP. It was downvoted by ANEL, New Democracy and Golden Dawn.
PS There are also other provisions for young migrant children .. but you know… no time nowadays..