Record low number of asylum applications lodged in EU

Only 8,730 asylum applications were registered in the EU+ in April, the lowest since at least 2008, and a massive 87% decrease from pre-COVID-19 levels in January and February. EASO special report information The Euroean Asylum Support Office (EASO) has released a special report which shows that the COVID-19 related travel restrictions and national health … read more

October marks highest number of asylum applications lodged in 2018

With more than 60500 applications for international protection lodged throughout the EU+, October was the month with the most claims so far this year.  Despite this peak, applications lodged since the start of the year have remained lower than in 2017. Iran and Turkey among top five countries of origin of applicants October’s increase was … read more