Recent arrivals

Editorial Staff
September 23, 2010

A recent report from Eurostat reveals that the number of people living in the 27-member European Union (EU) who were either born in another EU-member country or not born in the EU now number 31.9 million, equal to 6.4 percent of the total population. Eurostat also noted that as of January 2009, Italy counted 3,891,000 foreign-born residents. Of these, more than 1.1 million hail from countries in the EU and 2.7 million from non-EU countries. The EU country with the highest number of foreign citizens is Germany (7.2 million), followed by Spain (5.7 million), the United Kingdom (4 million in 2008), Italy (3.9 million) and France (3.7 million).


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