Brexit pushes more than 284,000 to seek EU passports

Pedro Gonçalves
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As the UK prepares to the EU at the end of January 2020, the latest data suggests that Brits afraid of losing freedom of movement within the bloc have looked to bypass Brexit by getting a EU passport. Since the Brexit vote on June 23, 2016, more than 284,000 British nationals have applied to the 13 EU countries that could provide data, according to the Sunday Times. For Britons seeking to keep their EU citizenship, Ireland remains the most popular choice. This is the third consecutive year Ireland issued a record number of passports according to a statement from from its foreign affai...

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