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Irina Marica
Senior News & Features Writer

Irina holds a BA in Journalism. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, photography and she is passionate about music (especially Icelandic music), writing and Japanese literature. In the past, she has worked as an editor for an indoor-circuit TV station and also collaborated with several newspapers. You can send her press releases or feedback on her articles by e-mailing [email protected]

Statistics: Over 25,000 Romanians receive citizenship of other EU member states

Romanians were the main group of EU citizens that received citizenship of another member state in 2012 - 25,200 persons, reports local Capital.ro. Romanians were followed by Poles – 12,800 persons and Italians – 7,900, according to data from Eurostat.

A total of 818,000 persons acquired citizenship of an EU member state in 2012, up by 4% compared with 2011 and by 6% compared with 2009. More than 85% of these were non-EU citizens coming from Morocco, Turkey, India, Ecuador and Iraq.

Three quarters of all persons who acquired a EU28 citizenship, became citizen of one of the following six Member States: the UK (23.7% of all citizenships granted in the EU28 in 2012), Germany (14%), France (11.7%), Spain (11.5%), Italy (8%) and Sweden (6.1%).

Irina Popescu, [email protected]

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Irina Marica
Senior News & Features Writer

Irina holds a BA in Journalism. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, photography and she is passionate about music (especially Icelandic music), writing and Japanese literature. In the past, she has worked as an editor for an indoor-circuit TV station and also collaborated with several newspapers. You can send her press releases or feedback on her articles by e-mailing [email protected]

Statistics: Over 25,000 Romanians receive citizenship of other EU member states

Romanians were the main group of EU citizens that received citizenship of another member state in 2012 - 25,200 persons, reports local Capital.ro. Romanians were followed by Poles – 12,800 persons and Italians – 7,900, according to data from Eurostat.

A total of 818,000 persons acquired citizenship of an EU member state in 2012, up by 4% compared with 2011 and by 6% compared with 2009. More than 85% of these were non-EU citizens coming from Morocco, Turkey, India, Ecuador and Iraq.

Three quarters of all persons who acquired a EU28 citizenship, became citizen of one of the following six Member States: the UK (23.7% of all citizenships granted in the EU28 in 2012), Germany (14%), France (11.7%), Spain (11.5%), Italy (8%) and Sweden (6.1%).

Irina Popescu, [email protected]

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