(21 April 2017) – In 2015, around 840 000 persons acquired citizenship of a Member State of the European Union, down from 890 000 in 2014 and 980 000 in 2013. 87% were non-EU citizens.
Moroccans, Albanians, Turks, Indians, Romanians, Pakistanis and Algerians represented together a third (33%) of the total number of persons who acquired citizenship of an EU Member State in 2015.
Romanians (28 400 persons) and Poles (17 800) were the two largest groups of EU citizens acquiring citizenship of another EU Member State.
When compared with the total resident population of each Member State, the highest numbers of citizenship granted per 1 000 resident population were recorded in Luxembourg (5.6 citizenships granted) and Sweden (5.0), ahead of Cyprus (3.9), Italy and Ireland (both 2.9).