Spain: government bill introduces language and integration tests

The conservative government in Spain seeks to fulfil its electoral promise of modifying the rules of residence-based naturalisation in a new bill introduced in Parliament in March 2013. The main novelty of the bill is the introduction of a language test and of an integration test. Besides the fact that the current bill does not provide for the possibility to take the test in a language other than Spanish (such as Basque, Catalan, or Galician), the required level of linguistic skills and the content of the integration test are left unspecified.

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