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no massive expatriation of Britons in France

The announcement of the result of the Brexit referendum in June 2016 did not cause massive departures of Britons to France. According to an INSEE study made public this Thursday, January 14, the number of immigrants from the United Kingdom increased by 13% in 2016 to drop again the following year and stabilize until 2019. After reaching a peak in 2011 around 149,000, the number of immigrants decreases steadily to reach 142,000 in 2020.

The French government, which hoped to take advantage of a wave of qualified and wealthy expatriates following the UK’s decision to leave the European ship, is likely to be disappointed. On the other hand, the number of naturalizations of Britons living on French territory jumped after 2016. Obtaining French citizenship has become a …

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