Every month, 90 Britons on average apply for Belgian nationality

Every month, 90 Britons on average apply for Belgian nationality

The number of Britons acquiring the Belgian nationality has dramatically increased after the Brexit referendum on 23rd June 2016.

Statbel, the Belgian statistical office,  has analysed various socio-demographic characteristics of the 22,949 persons of British nationality living in Belgium on 1st January 2017.

This analysis highlights the differences between the Britons who have changed their nationality in 2017 and those who have not. During the year 2017, 6 % of Britons living in Belgium (1,375 persons) have changed their nationality.

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The European economy since the start of the millennium

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Since the start of the millennium, the European economy has evolved and statistics can help to better perceive these structural changes.

This digital publication The European economy since the start of the millennium — a statistical portrait aims to show how main features of the economy of the European Union and its Member States have evolved since 2000 through a large range of statistical data giving both a micro- and a macro-economic perspective.

This publication does not describe the short-term trends of the European economy, but its purpose is to answer questions such as: How has our consumption behaviour changed? How has household income evolved? Are working patterns still the same? What is the share of services in the economy? What is the proportion of large enterprises? Has government employment increased or decreased?

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