Citizenship of the EU for the year received 15 400 Ukrainians

Гражданство стран ЕС за год получили 15 400 украинцев

In 2018 approximately 672 300 people acquired the citizenship of one of the 27 member countries of the European Union, of which 15 400 are immigrants from Ukraine.

The largest group who obtained citizenship of the member States of the EU were citizens of Morocco – 67 200 people, of whom 84% received the citizenship of Spain, Italy or France.

Followed by citizens of Albania (47 400, 97% acquired citizenship of Greece or Italy) and Turkey (28 400, 59% received German citizenship).

Citizens of Ukraine – on the tenth place obtained by the number of European passports: 15 400 people, 55% of them received citizenship in Germany, Poland or Italy.

Romanians (21 500 people), poles (13 900) and the Italians (8100) were the three largest groups of EU citizens who acquired the citizenship of another country-member of the EU.

In General, the number of granted citizenships is reduced for the third consecutive year in 2017 700 600, 843 to 900 in 2016.

The number of granted citizenships decreased in 14 member States of the EU in 2018, the greatest relative decrease was in Denmark (from 7272 in 2017 to 2836 in 2018, or -61%) and Malta (1973 1044, or -47 %). This is followed by the Czech Republic (from 3480 to 2317, or -33%), Lithuania (from 187 to 130, or -30%), Finland (from 12219 to 9211, or 25%) and Italy (from 146 to 112 605 523, or -23%).

13 of the 27 member States of the EU granted citizenship to more people in 2018 than in 2017. Increases were recorded in Luxembourg (from 4980 people to 6950, or + 40%), Spain (66498 to 90774, + 37%), Slovenia (from 1563 until 1978 or + 27%), Hungary (from 2 to 3508 787, or + 26%), Croatia (from 688 853, or + 24%) and Poland (from 4233 to 5115 or + 21%).

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