A total of 2,566 people have received Bulgarian citizenship in the first six months of 2019, according to data from the Commission for Bulgarian Citizenship in the Office of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
However, last year, 3 619 citizens of the Republic of Macedonia received Bulgarian Citizenship, Macedonian online publication Meta writes, quoted by Focus.
Eighty-eight were deprived of their Bulgarian passports. A total of 1,390 people were denied Bulgarian citizenship on the recommendation of the Minister of Justice, while an additional 245 applications were rejected by the decision of the Vice President, who heads the civic commission
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