Italy grants citizenship to more people than any other EU country

Apr 17, 2018 243

Italy granted citizenship to over 200,000 people in 2016, more than any other country in the European Union. The 201,600 people who became Italian accounted for a fifth of nearly a million new EU citizens that year, according to the latest figures from European statistics office Eurostat.

Italy approved some 23,600 more citizenship requests compared to 2015, an increase of 13 percent. The new passports went notably to people originally from Albania (18.3 percent of the total), Morocco (17.5 percent) and Romania (6.4 percent). Relative to the size of its population, however, Italy was fourth in the EU, with 4.1 citizenships granted per 1,000 people – fewer than in Sweden, Luxembourg or Cyprus.

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SOURCE: https://www.thelocal.it

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