The Bulgarian government is proposing to amend its Citizenship Act so that UK citizens who apply for Bulgarian passports before the end of 2020 do not need to renounce their British citizenship.

After 31 December 2020, Brits applying for Bulgarian citizenship would need to give up their UK passports.

Sofia Globe reports a statement by the government said that the changes were intended to provide legal clarity about the position of UK nationals after the end of the transition period following Brexit.

Current Bulgarian law on citizenship requires applicants to renounce their current citizenship, unless they are nationals of a member state of the European Union, the European Economic Area or Switzerland.

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