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The plurality of citizenship in the perspective of European integration of the Republic of Moldova

Author: Zaporojan Livia
Degree:doctor of law
Speciality: 12.00.02 - Public Law (with specification: Constitutional, Administrative, Police, Military, Financial, Customs, Information, Ecological); Organization and Functioning of Law Institutions
Scientific adviser: Valeriu Zubco
doctor, associate professor (docent), Free International University of Moldova
Institution: Moldova State University


The thesis was presented on the 19 April, 2019
Approved by NCAA on the 9 July, 2019


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CZU 342.71(478):061.1 EU(043.3)

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162 pages


citizenship, pluralityofcitizenship, acquisition of citizenship, holder of fundamental rights and freedoms, the legal status of person with a multiple citizenships


Structure of the thesis: Introduction, four chapters, general conclusions and recommendations, bibliography consisting of 287 sources and 162 pages of basic text. The scientific results obtained are published in the contents of 10 scient ific papers.

Field of Study: Public law (Constitutional law). The purpose of the research: multidimensional analysis of the institution of the plurality of citizenship through national and international normative framework in the perspective of European integration of the Republic of Moldova.

The objectives of the research are: determining specific features of the notion of citizenship and plurality of citizenship; specification of the development of legal regulations on citizenship in the RM; researching the plurality of citizenship in the public service of the R Moldova; invest igat ing the way of acquiring cit izenship in the interests of the RM as a cit izenship of honor and defining the way; researching the circumstances of acquiring mult iple cit izenship; investigation of the settlement of the institution of plurality of citizenship in the different countries; determining the impact of multiple citizenship on the sovereignty and policy of state; identifying and analyzing the European citizenship institution; determining the legal status of people with mult iple cit izenship in the European Union's regulatory framework; the analysis of the relat ions between the RM and the EU in the field of citizenship.

Novelty and scientific originality of results: the present paper is dedicated to a comprehensive study of the content of the plurality of citizenship, to the existing gaps within national normative framework related to this institution, by offering improvements and lege ferenda proposals in this respect, emphasizing own definit ions.

Important scientific problem addressed: determining and justifying the legal nature of the plurality of citizens and their peculiarities at the contemporary stage by detecting the deficiencies in the legislative framework of the Republic of Moldova, which led to the ident ificat ion of a new direct ion of scient ific research in the field of cit izenship - the pluralit y o f citizens, in order to apply subsequent amendments and additions to the national legislation in view of the European integration of the Republic of Moldova.

The practical value and theoretical significance of the thesis: it was accomplished a complex research of theoretical, legal, comparative law and jurisprudence on the plurality of citizenship, the analysis of its legal regime as a method for settling relations between the state and the persons holding several citizenships. The applicative value of the paper is highlighted by a consistent interpretation and application of plurality of citizenships in the light of the process of accession of the Republic of Moldova to the EU, as well as of the proposals for the RM law amendments, aiming to strengthen the normative and institutional framework in this field.

Implementation of the scientific results: can be used to develop national science of constitutional law, to improve the existing legal framework, to solve the practical problems encountered by law practitioners, as well as to the didactic process within the educational institutions. Thus, the informative support in the work is called to be useful for public authorities, civil society, and regular citizens.