Court of Justice hands down judgment on naturalisation and EU citizenship (RSCAS-EUI, Italy)

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has handed down its judgment in the case of JY v Wiener Landesregierung, covering new ground on the relationship between domestic naturalisation procedures and EU citizenship.

The case concerns a (former) Estonian national residing in Austria, where she applied to naturalise. The Austrian authorities initially assured her that she would be eligible for naturalisation, provided that she relinquished her Estonian nationality. She complied, rendering her stateless, but her naturalisation application was then rejected on the grounds that she had committed two traffic offences in the interim and therefore represented ‘a danger to law and order or public security’.

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