Monday, December 15, 2008

1400 North Koreans receive EU Citizenship

More than 1,400 North Koreans became citizens of European Union member states, in the period from 2002 to 2006.

Eurostat, the EU's statistical office, says most of them are assumed to be former North Korean refugees.

Germany was the most accommodating host country, with over 500 North Koreans becoming citizens during that period. Next followed France and Spain.

[Source: Arirang News]

1 comment:

Grant Montgomery said...

As for the United States, despite much to do about the North Korean Human Rights Act in 2004, well less than 100 North Koreans have even been accepted into the country.

A sad commentary indeed.