MPs: Make dual nationality an option for everyone

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The D66 and PvdA wants to make it possible for everyone to have a dual nationality in a legislative proposal the two parties submitted on Friday, RTL Nieuws reports. 

Currently, if you want to become Dutch you have to give up your other nationality, if that is possible. It also means that Dutch living abroad lose their Dutch nationality if they adopt the nationality of the country they live in.

The PvdA and D66 find this an outdated law. "I have two passports and feel like a Dutchman at heart", PvdA parliamentarian Ahmed Marcouch said to the broadcaster. "I never have loyalty conflicts, but I am certainly Moroccan.

The Netherlands is also an exception with its strict policy on dual nationality. In all of the Netherlands' neighboring countries, having a dual nationality is no problem.