EU Member States granted citizenship to almost 1 million persons in 2013

by Redazione West - 2015.07.01
EU Member States granted citizenship to almost 1 million persons in 2013
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In 2013, around 985,000 persons acquired citizenship of a Member State of the European Union (EU), up by 20% (or about 163,000 persons) compared with 2012. Of the total number of persons obtaining the citizenship of one of the EU Member States in 2013, 89% were citizens of non-EU countries, according to Eurostat. The largest groups acquiring citizenship of an EU Member State in 2013 were citizens of Morocco (86,500 persons, of which 84% acquired citizenship of Spain, Italy or France). Followed by India (48,300, three-quarters acquired British citizenship), Turkey (46,500, 60% acquired German citizenship) and Colombia (42,000, 93% acquired Spanish citizenship).

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