Migration and citizenship

Migration: has become one of the key components of population change in Europe. Migration flows over past decades among EU Member States and in- and outside of the EU have had a significant impact on the current population size in most Member States. Data is available on the number of foreign population residing in the countries (see Population heading in the Eurostat database), and the number of people arriving to and leaving each EU Member State every year can also be followed (immigration and emigration flows). More on this subject

Acquisitions of citizenship of persons having their usual residence in a country: one of the factors that explain how the foreign population of a country changes are the acquisitions of citizenship. Data on acquisitions of citizenship is available by age and sex, and by former citizenship of the persons concerned, also if the person was formerly stateless. More on this subject

For more information about residence permits and enforcement of immigration legislation please see the Asylum and Managed Migration pages.