I’ve read this article and it made me curious about something.
Individuals who were born in one of the former Yugoslav republics but were residing in a different republic at the time of independence were given the option to choose the citizenship of the newly independent country they were residing in.
This was often done through naturalization or simplified procedures to avoid creating stateless persons. They had the opportunity to apply for citizenship in one of the successor states based on their ethnic background, residence, or other factors.
For those who were refugees or displaced due to the conflicts in the region, there may have been specific provisions to address their citizenship status. Different countries may have had various measures in place to deal with such situations, aiming to prevent statelessness.
So why are Yugoslavian living in Germany are still stateless?