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More than 16,000 UK Taxpayers became EU nationals at 2018, more than doubling since Brexit referendum

The amount of UK taxpayers who obtained the citizenship of an EU member nation in 2018 attained over 16,000, latest statistics show, over double the total registered in 2016 when the nation voted to depart the bloc.

Based on data published on Tuesday from Eurostat, Britons made up the biggest recipients of EU citizenship in 2018 with 16,193 of these obtaining a second EU nationality. Nearly all 59 percent — became German or French taxpayers.

The amount of UK nationals getting an EU citizenship has sharply increased since the nation voted to leave the bloc at a June 2016 referendum.

That year, over 6,680 Brits were granted citizenship by a different member nation, a greater than Allergic growth on the preceding year when compared to 2,650 failed so.

The tally over doubled again between 2016 and 2017 once over 15,000 Brits were awarded an EU citizenship.

In general, the 27 EU member nations obtained over 672,000 new taxpayers in 2018down from 700,600 in 2017 and 843,900 in 2016.

Thirteen percent of those recipients were citizens of another EU member country, however, most were non-EU citizens or stateless.

Citizens of Morocco composed a tenth of their newest EU citizenships with the huge majority of the — 84 percent — obtaining Spanish, French or Italian nationality.

The maximum naturalization rate — the proportion of the percent of individuals who obtained the citizenship of a nation over the inventory of foreign residents in precisely the same nation — has been discovered in Sweden.

The Nordic nation allowed 7.2 citizenship each 100 foreign inhabitants. Completing the top trio have been Romania (5.6) and Portugal (5.1).

At the opposite end of the spectrum were both Denmark and Latvia (both 0.6*, Lithuania (0.5) and Estonia and Czech Republic (equally 0.4).