Quarter of new EU citizens in UK

 
Chris Papadopoullos
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OF ALL new EU citizenships granted, the UK makes up nearly one quarter.

In terms of citizenships granted per 1,000 inhabitants, the UK ranked fourth of 28 with a figure of three, behind Sweden, Luxembourg and Ireland.

In 2012, 818,000 people were able to acquire citizenship in the EU with 193,900 of those in the UK – 23.7 per cent of the EU figure, according to figures released yesterday by EU data bank Eurostat.