UK minister says Britain will leave EU customs union after Brexit

The German Federal Statistical Office reported Tuesday that the number of British citizens who were naturalized as German citizens in the country rose to a record high of 2,865 in 2016.

Britain's Brexit minister David Davis says Britain could still walk away from negotiations with the European Union with no deal, and it's important to keep that option open as talks over the terms of Britain's departure from the bloc begin. And since it takes several months to complete the application process, Brits who applied after the Brexit referendum last June may not get their passports until this year, suggesting another big jump in naturalizations in 2017.

Some Britons may be concerned that Britain will make a hard Brexit, leaving it outside the single market and with limited freedom of movement in the bloc.

Britain's ruling Conservative party unexpectedly lost its parliamentary majority last week, weakening Prime Minister Theresa May just days before negotiations over the UK's departure from the European Union start.




A total of 110,400 foreigners took up German citizenship last year, a 2.9% rise on the previous year.

The largest group of people taking up German citizenship came from Turkey although the total of 16,290 was down 17.3 percent from past year.

The post Britons seeking German citizenship increases as Brexit vote takes toll appeared first on Vanguard News. Poles came in second at 6,632, a 11 percent increase compared to 2015. "She is fine, she is getting on the with the job", Davis said when asked how May was.

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