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A record number of Britons become German citizens

In 2016, a record number of UK citizens received German passports. The German federal statistics office reports that there has been a 361% increase in the number of Britons who took German citizenship. The total number of passports granted to Britons was 2,865.It is expected that the number will further increase in 2017.

Read more here and here (in French).

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