Asylum applications in the EU increase by 13% in 2019

For the first time since 2015, applications increased from the previous year. The increase was not largely driven by irregular migration, but rather by applications from countries with visa-free access to Schengen.

26th February 2020 Read More

EASO operations in Greece to expand significantly

The Agency’s operations in Greece are expected to double in size to over 1000 personnel in 2020; Hosting agreement signed to improve efficiency of support through legal and administrative clarity.

28th January 2020 Read More

EASO operations to double in size this year

Up to 2,000 EASO personnel to be deployed in Cyprus, Greece, Italy and Malta in 2020

7th January 2020 Read More

More than half a million asylum applications lodged in the EU+ so far in 2019

Per capita applications indicate high pressure on smaller EU+ countries.

19th November 2019 Read More

EU Agencies join 10 year anniversary of EU’s Fundamental Rights Charter

The nine EU Justice and Home Affairs Agencies are marking the 10-year anniversary of the EU’s Charter of Fundamental Rights by pledging to continue to respect and promote fundamental rights throughout the work.

12th November 2019 Read More

EASO continues to make improvements in its governance

Corrective measures are being implemented to address findings.

15th October 2019 Read More

Pending first-instance asylum cases at highest level since December 2017

12% less applications registered in August, following peak in July.

10th October 2019 Read More

Over 900 EASO personnel deployed in operations in four EU Member States

EASO providing more operational support than ever before with 40% of Agency’s 2019 budget committed to working with our partners on the ground.

8th October 2019 Read More

EASO and Cyprus sign Hosting Agreement

Support for Cypriot authorities continues to be scaled-up 

19th September 2019 Read More

Asylum applications up by 26% in July, but remain dramatically lower than during the 2015-2016 crisis

Member States processed, and rejected, more applications.

17th September 2019 Read More