DiasporaMoroccans remain the champions of naturalizations in Europe

Moroccans remain the champions of naturalizations in Europe


Moroccans were the most naturalized in Europe in 2021. This is according to the public agency, Eurostat, which recently published its statistics on naturalizations.

Out of 827,000, there are 86,200 Moroccans who have obtained the citizenship of a member state of the European Union (EU), more than 10% of all nationalities granted in the EU. Of these, 71% have acquired Spanish or French citizenship. Moroccans are followed by Syrians (83,500, 70% of whom have acquired Swedish or Dutch nationality). Then come the Albanians (32,300 people, 70% of whom have acquired Italian nationality), the Romanians (28,600, 33% of whom have acquired Italian nationality) and the Turks (25,700, 48% of whom have acquired German nationality).

Brazilians rank sixth with 20,400 people, 65% of whom acquired their nationality in Portugal or Italy. They are followed by Algerians (19,300 people, 80% of whom have acquired French nationality). Russians (17,300, 45% of whom have acquired German and French nationality) and Pakistanis (16,600, 62% of whom have acquired Spanish and Italian nationality) complete the top 10.

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