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Saturday, 08.03.2014, 17:10
Latvia records EU's third highest share of foreign citizens in 2011
According to Eurostat, the large number of non-EU foreign citizens in Latvia and Estonia was connected with citizens of former Soviet countries granted non-citizen statuses.
In Estonia, 15.7 percent of the resident population were foreign citizens in 2011, the fourth highest share in the EU. 1 percent were citizens of other EU member states, the rest - citizens of non-EU countries.
In Lithuania, foreign citizens constituted 1 percent of the resident population, the third lowest share among EU member states.
The lowest share of foreign citizens was registered in Poland - 0.1 percent, the highest - in Luxembourg - 43.1 percent.
Overall, there were 33.3 million foreign citizens resident in the EU-27 in 2011, 6.6 percent of the total population, reported LETA..