Press Release: Annual Report on the situation of asylum in the EU

Second Annual Report published
EASO published its second Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the European Union 2012.  Amongst other things the report highlights:

 -335,365 asylum applications in the EU;
 -Applicants from Afghanistan continued to be the most numerous overall in the EU (28,005);
 -Overall EU protection rate rises to 28 %;
 -Highest recognition rates were noted for citizens of Syria, Eritrea, Mali and Somalia;
 -Greece, Luxembourg, Sweden and Italy formally requested support from EASO in 2012.

To see the press release, please click here. The Annual Report can be consulted by clicking here.