Number of New EU Citizens Marks 20% Year-on-Year Increase, Latest Data Show

Almost one million people have gained citizenship in one of the European Union Member States in 2022, contributing to a 0.2 per cent growth in the total EU population.
This is the highest number of citizenships granted by the EU states within a year, given that approximately 826,800 people gained citizenship in 2021, 730,700 in 2020, and 706,400 in 2019. It is also an increase of 19.7 per cent compared to the previous year.