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Acquisition of citizenship in the EU-EU Member States granted citizenship to fewer persons in 2015-Moroccans, Albanians and Turks remain the main recipients

Brussels, 21 April 2017

In 2015, around 840 000 persons acquired citizenship of a Member State of the European Union (EU), down from 890 000 in 2014 and 980 000 in 2013. Since 2010, more than 5 million persons in total were granted a citizenship of an EU Member Sate. Of the total number of persons obtaining the citizenship of one of the EU Member States in 2015, 87% were non-EU citizens.

According to Eurostat, in 2015, the UK granted citizenship to 118000 people from India, Pakistan and Nigeria.

Full text available on EUROSTAT website

STAT/17/1057