More Britons are are asking for Belgian citizenship before Brexit

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English soccer fans with their hands cuffed sit on the ground and are guarded by Belgian riot police after being arrested following clashes with Turkish supporters in Brussels on 16 June 2000. 

More Britons are are asking for Belgian citizenship before Brexit


Last year, 1381 Britons became Belgian nationals, Flemish newspapers reported on Friday, quoting data from the Belgian Statistical Office, Statbel.

According to the Statbel figures, the number of Britons seeking Belgian nationality has increased tenfold since Britain’s decision to leave the European Union.

After Brexit, Brussels has seen a steep surge in nationality requests from British residents. The UK’s departure from the European Union has yet to be technically started, but British re...


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