Romanians were by far the largest group in the European Union to get another EU state’s citizenship in 2016, according to the European statistical office Eurostat, quoted by Romania-Insider.com.
Almost 30,000 Romanians got another EU state’s citizenship in 2016. Some 44% of them became Italian citizens, 12.9% became Germans and 9.7% became Hungarians. Some 2,000 Romanians, namely 6.7% of the total group who got new citizenship, received citizenship in the UK.
Romanians were the sixth-largest group of people getting citizenship of a EU state where they lived, after Moroccans, Albanians, Indians, Pakistani and Turkish people.
Romania granted citizenship to over 4,500 people, almost 90% of who were Ukrainians.
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