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Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006, 06:50 AM
Opinion: Citizenship Tests a Good Idea for Germany
Germany | 21.03.2006

Germany should introduce a test for immigrants seeking German citizenship. But it should be the result of a national debate about what's fair to demand of all foreigners -- not just Muslims, says DW's Deanne Corbett.

Two German states have so far put forward proposals on how to make the citizenship process for foreigners more rigorous. They include a list of questions on cultural norms to serve as a guideline in discussions with citizenship candidates in the state of Baden-Württemberg, and a list of general knowledge questions on German history, geography, politics and culture which, according to state ministers in Hesse, new citizens should be able to answer.
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