Citizenship exams and political institutions

There has been a lot of talk about the exams to acquire Greek citizenship by individuals who legally emigrated to Greece during the first wave of migration in the years after 1989 and who have lived continuously in the country over a long period, usually more than two decades. Throughout the period leading up to the citizenship exams, and the period after, interpretations of and statements about the test were rife – and at varied levels of credibility and severity – concerning the rationale of the relevant law and the “real” goals and motives of the government, and specifically the Interior Ministry. Read the full article here.