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These nationalities are granted the most EU residency permits

A police officer checks the passport of a Chinese immigrant at the Shen Wu textile factory in Prato December 9, 2013. Prato, the historical capital of Italy's textile business, has attracted the largest concentration of Chinese-run industry in Europe within less than 20 years. Yet Prato is also a thriving hub of illegality committed by both Italians and Chinese, a byproduct of globalisation gone wrong, many people in the city say. Picture taken December 9, 2013. To match Insight ITALY-SWEATSHOP/   REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini  (ITALY - Tags: BUSINESS TEXTILE SOCIETY IMMIGRATION) - RTX16WTK

Around half of all EU permits went to citizens of just six countries Image: REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

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