EASO welcomes agreement establishing EU Agency for Asylum

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) welcomes today’s political agreement reached by the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU and the European Parliament, together with the European Commission, on a new enhanced mandate that will re-establish the Agency as the European Union Agency for Asylum (EUAA).

29th June 2021 Read More

EASO Asylum Report 2021: COVID-19 exposes strengths and weaknesses of EU asylum systems

Despite the pandemic, the EASO Asylum Report 2021 highlights the resilience of many EU+  countries’ asylum systems in using innovative solutions for business continuity. Resources were allocated to adapt working methods, implement digital solutions and reduce pending cases. However, shortcomings were also exposed, notably in terms of reception conditions, low returns to countries of origin, resettlement and reduced Dublin transfers.

29th June 2021 Read More

EASO publishes a COI report: Afghanistan - Security situation

The newly released report provides information on the security situation in Afghanistan, which is relevant for the assessment of international protection status determination, including refugee status and subsidiary protection. 

25th June 2021 Read More

Latin Americans lodge far fewer applications for asylum in the EU+

Asylum applications from six main origin countries in Latin America have fallen strongly since August 2020, possibly because of fewer flight connections to the EU+ and increased movements towards the United States.

24th June 2021 Read More

EASO publishes a COI report: Syria – Situation of returnees from abroad

Today, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published a Country of Origin Information (COI) report titled "Syria: Situation of returnees from abroad".

10th June 2021 Read More

EASO publishes a COI report: Nigeria – security situation

​Today, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published a Country of Origin Information (COI) report titled Nigeria: security situation.

4th June 2021 Read More

West Africans and Moroccans lodging more asylum applications

Along with several of the top nationalities, West Africans and Moroccans contributed to a recent rise in first-time applications for asylum in the EU+. This comes after months of high levels of irregular migration on the Western African route to the Canary Islands.

27th May 2021 Read More

EASO Executive Director welcomes Spain’s commitment to reform reception system

During the week of 10-14 May 2021, the Executive Director of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO), Nina Gregori, held a series of high-level meetings in Lisbon and Madrid to discuss the Agency’s new operational support for Spain’s reception system, as well as work to enhance EASO’s mandate and transform it into the EU Agency for Asylum.

17th May 2021 Read More

French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs visits EASO

On 29 April 2021, the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of France, Jean-Yves Le Drian, accompanied by the French Ambassador to Malta, Brigitte Curmi, visited the Headquarters of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) in Valletta. During the visit, the Minister met with the Senior Management of the Agency. 

29th April 2021 Read More

EASO publishes a COI report, Syria – Socio-economic situation: Damascus city

Today, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published a Country of Origin Information (COI) report titled "Syria: Socio-economic situation: Damascus city". 

26th April 2021 Read More

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