Spain offers citizenship to Civil War exiles and foreign anti-fascist fighters

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Spain offers citizenship to Civil War exiles and foreign anti-fascist fighters

 

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[url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7704055.stm]Wonderful news![/url]

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Descendants of people who fled Spain during the country's civil war are to be allowed to apply for citizenship.

The decision will allow an estimated 500,000 children and grandchildren of civil war-era exiles to seek to return. ...

Elderly former members of the International Brigades, the collection of anti-fascists who travelled to Spain to fight Gen Franco's forces, will also be eligible for citizenship under the new law.


In both cases, people will be allowed to retain their current nationalities as well.

[ 01 November 2008: Message edited by: unionist ]