Dec. 18, 2014
The generous EU countries who issued citizenship were Luxembourg (8.7 passports per 1,000 inhabitants), Ireland (5.5) and Sweden (5.3). In quantitative terms, the largest number of newly registered EU citizens were registered in the United Kingdom (23.7% of the total number in the EU), Germany (14.0%), France (11.7%), Spain (11.5%) and Italy (8.0%); five countries approved 69% of all applicants, according to a new survey by Eurostat (for 2012).
In 2012, 28 European countries have issued 818,000 passports for migrants. As a result, there were 1.6 migrants who obtained citizenship per 1,000 local people. Denmark (0.6 per 1,000 inhabitants), Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia were modest and strict to new citizens and showed the lowest results.