These are the countries of Europe that most people acquired a citizenship
In 2017, 825 000 persons acquired a citizenship of a Member State in the EU. The Member States where most people acquired citizenship in 2017 were Italy (18 % of all acquired citizenships in the EU), the United Kingdom (15 %), Germany and France (14 % each), Sweden and Spain (8 % each).
The main beneficiaries of an EU citizenship were people from Morocco (8 %), Albania (7 %), India and Turkey (4 % each). France, Spain and Italy (together 83 %) were the main Member States where people from Morocco acquired citizenship, while for those from Albania it was in Greece and Italy (together 97 %). The United Kingdom (53 %) was the main Member State where the population from India acquired citizenship, while for those from Turkey it was Germany (50 %).