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    The number of new Belgians falls

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    Last year, Belgian nationality was granted to 25,738 foreigners, compared to 33,969 in 2013. This drop is due to the suppression of the 2013 law baptized “snel-Belg-wet”, the De Morgen and Het Laaste Nieuws said on Thursday. These figures were sent to the Open VLD MP Carina Van Cauter by the Justice Minister Koen Geens. According to her, they show that making it harder to get Belgian nationality in terms of visas, language, and work does not stop foreigners becoming Belgian, but helps them to “integrate better”.

    Maria Novak (Source: Belga)