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Acquisition of citizenship in the EU - EU28 Member States granted citizenship to almost 820 000 persons in 2012 - Moroccans continue to be main recipients

18 November 2014

Acquisition of citizenship in the EU

EU28 Member States granted citizenship to almost 820 000 persons in 2012

Moroccans continue to be main recipients

In 2012, 818 000 persons acquired citizenship of an EU28 Member State, up by 4% compared with 2011 and by 6% compared with 2009. In 2012, the highest naturalisation rates were registered in Hungary (12.8 citizenships granted per 100 resident foreigners), Sweden (7.8) and Poland (6.6), and the lowest in the Czech Republic and Slovakia (both 0.4), Estonia (0.6) and Austria (0.7). On average, 2.4 citizenships were granted per 100 resident foreigners in the EU28.

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STAT/14/1882

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