Initiative to make citizenship easier

A new initiative has been launched to make the process of getting a Swiss passport easier.

 The group Aktion VierVierTel says everyone has a right to participate and anyone living in the country should be able to take part in society and be recognised as a full member of the community. 

It points out that 2 million in Switzerland are unable to vote.

The initiative says any child born to Swiss resident parents should get a passport automatically, and those who have been living in Switzerland for five years and have a basic knowledge of a national language should also qualify.

Parliament has consistently rejected calls to make naturalisation easier. 

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