Eurostat, the statistical office of the EU, said this in its report issued on April 9, 2018.
According to Eurostat, the citizenship of a EU Member State was granted to 24,100 Ukrainians, which brought Ukraine to the seventh position in the list of main recipients of a EU Member State citizenship in 2016. In particular, Ukrainians acquired the largest number of passports in the Czech Republic, Poland, and Romania.
In general, EU member states granted citizenship to almost 1 million persons in 2016.
The largest group acquiring citizenship of a EU Member State where they lived in 2016 was citizens of Morocco (101 thousand persons), ahead of citizens of Albania (67,500), India (41,700), Pakistan (32, 900), and Turkey (32,800).
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