At least 12.994 British have in 2017 the nationality of another EU-country is obtained. This is evident from data that the British public broadcaster BBC has collected.
BBC has for the research the numbers of seventeen EU countries. From that data show a clear increase in the number of Britons that the nationality of another country of the European Union was obtained. In 2015 was still to 1,800 Britons, is, in 2016, all to 5.025 and last year to 12.994. That comes down to a seven-fold increase in two years ‘ time.
The trend was, according to BBC used in the referendum on the Brexit, in June 2016. A lot of Brits also want to be after the Brexit a profession can continue to do so on their rights as EU citizens, the reasoning goes.
Belgium on third place
More than half of the British (7.493) that any other nationality acquired, opted for Germany, as appears from the figures. Then follow France (1.518) and Belgium (1.381). For comparison: in 2015, asked only 127 British Belgian nationality.
In most cases, it was also the British national preserve.