Eurostat: Over 24,000 Ukrainians acquired citizenship in EU in 2016

Eurostat: Over 24,000 Ukrainians acquired citizenship in EU in 2016

Over 24 thousand Ukrainians acquired citizenship of a Member State of the European Union (EU) in 2016.

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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