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Turks largest foreign group in EU in 2009 official
Date 08/09/2010 12:41  Author webmaster  Hits 1068  Language Global
08 SEP 2010

Agence France-Presse | Inquirer.net

BRUSSELS, Belgium—Turkish citizens were the largest group of non-European Union citizens living in the EU at the start of 2009, while the biggest group of EU citizens living in another member-state were from Romania, the EU statistics office said Tuesday.

In total, 31.9 million foreigners were recorded in the 27-member bloc beginning 2009, or 6.4 percent of the total EU population, said Eurostat.

The largest contingent of foreigners chose Germany as home—7.2 million people—followed by Spain with 5.7 million.

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