British apply for EU passports

The number of British citizens who are taking on the citizenship of another EU member state has risen substantially.

British apply for EU passports
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London (dpa) - The number of British citizens who are taking on the citizenship of another EU member state has risen substantially ahead of Britain's planned departure from the bloc in March, according to a survey conducted by dpa.

Germany, Ireland, Spain and Portugal have seen a marked increase in applications for passports from Britons in the past three years.

Many Brits are anxious about their future and their ability to work or travel in mainland Europe as the outcome of Britain's negotiations with the EU on the terms of its departure and the economic impact of Brexit remains uncertain.

In Germany, this led to a record 7,500 naturalizations by British citizens in 2017, up from a mere 622 in 2015.