STA, 15 March 2021 - Slovenia awarded citizenship to 1,900 foreigners residing in the country in 2019, which is a 5% drop in comparison to the year before, show statistics published by Eurostat on Monday.
While Slovenia recorded a 5% drop, an increase of the same percentage was recorded in the EU overall, shows the data that excludes the United Kingdom.
A total of 706,400 people were awarded citizenship by EU member states in 2019, with Germany leading the way with 132,000 citizenships or 19% of all.
Non-EU citizens accounted for 85% of those who were granted citizenship by an EU member state in 2019. In Slovenia, this share was much higher, at 95.7%.
Luxembourg and Hungary were the only EU member states to award more citizenships to citizens of fellow EU members than to non-EU citizens.
The share of women overall was 51.7%, with Slovenia being one of the eight EU member states to award more citizenships to men (59.7%), trailing only Romania (63.9%).
Half of those who were granted a citizenship of an EU member state in 2019 were younger than 32. In Slovenia, the median was just below 29 years of age. Around a third of these persons in Slovenia were children younger than 14.
All the data can be found here