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.