How many foreigners resident in the EU?

by Ivano Abbadessa - 2015.12.18
How many foreigners resident in the EU?
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On 1 January 2014, there were 34.1 million foreign nationals resident in the EU, accounting for 7% of the total population. Of these 14.3 million were citizens of another EU country, while 19.8 million were from third countries. According to figures published today by Eurostat, the highest percentage of foreigners in the resident population was recorded in Luxembourg (45.3%), followed by Cyprus (19.5%), Latvia (15.2%), Estonia (14.9%), Austria (12.5%), Ireland (11.8%), Belgium (11.3%) and Spain (10.1%). The lowest percentages were in Poland (0.3%), Romania (0.4%), Croatia, Lithuania and Bulgaria (all under 1%). In Italy, foreign nationals are 8.1% of the population, with EU nationals accounting for 2.4% and non-EU nationals for 5.7%. The main nationalities in Italy are Romanians (just over 1 million), Albanians (495,000), Moroccans (454,000) and Chinese (256,000).

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