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A quarter of new-made citizens of Cyprus - Russians

A quarter of new-made citizens of Cyprus - Russians

April 10 2018 LJ cover – Четверть новоиспеченных граждан Кипра – россияне
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In 2016, the passports of the Republic of Cyprus received 4660 foreigners. Of them, according to According to Eurostat, 24,8% — россияне, 15,6% — греки и 7,2% — британцы. По сравнению с 2015 годом число тех, кто получил кипрское гражданство, увеличилось на 40%. Кипр стал третьим в Евросоюзе по количеству паспортов, выданных гражданам других стран, и первым по числу натурализованных женщин-иностранок.

According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, in 2016 the citizens of the Republic of Cyprus were 1155 Russians, 728 Greeks, 337 Britons, 313 Ukrainians and 267 Chinese. In the list of those who received the passports of the Republic of Cyprus, citizens also appear:

  • Of Moldova - 155
  • Lebanon - 132
  • Syria - 118
  • Of Belarus - 104
  • Romania - 87
  • Of Egypt - 76
  • Of Australia - 68
  • USA - 63
  • Of Iran - 59
  • Of Israel - 58
  • Of Bulgaria - 56

Perhaps you will be surprised, but the authorities of the Republic of Cyprus granted citizenship to 23 Turks. Cypriot passports were also received by citizens of Canada, Poland, New Zealand, Germany, Estonia, Spain, Sweden, Albania and other countries.

A quarter of new-made citizens of Cyprus - Russians

Cyprus - the most gallant

For every thousand Cypriots, there are five foreigners who received a Cypriot passport in 2016. By this criterion, Cyprus ranks third in the European Union. Above (six for each one thousand) only Sweden and Luxembourg. At the same time, Cyprus is the first in the EU in terms of the number of passports issued to foreign women (59% naturalized). Passport men were issued most often (in 62% cases) in Romania.

But what about the Cypriots themselves?

Что касается киприотов, ставших гражданами других стран Евросоюза, то, по данным Eurostat, первое место занимает Великобритания, выдавшая гражданам Республики Кипр115 паспортов. Второй стала Греция (96). Замыкает тройку лидеров Германия (27). 15 киприотов получили паспорта Швеции, четыре — Бельгии, три — Франции и Мальты, по два — Бельгии и Италии, по одному — Чехии, Латвии, Нидерландов, Австрии и Португалии. Еще три гражданина Кипра обзавелись паспортами Швейцарии, которая не является членом ЕС.

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