Moroccans and Turks, topped the list of nationalities that acquired citizenship in the EU countries.
EU's statistical authority, Eurostat made public findings of a statistical survey titled "Acquisitions of citizenship slightly declining in the EU".
The survey revealed Turks were the second largest group among nationalities which acquired citizenship after Moroccans in 2008.
In 2008, the largest groups that acquired citizenship of an EU27 Member State were citizens of Morocco (64,000 persons), Turkey (50,000), Ecuador (27,000), Algeria (23,000) and Iraq (20,000).
France granted 45% of all the citizenship acquired in the EU27 by Moroccans, Germany 49% of those acquired by Turks, Spain 93% of those acquired by Ecuadorians, France 88% of those acquired by Algerians and the United Kingdom 44% of those acquired by Iraqis.