Number of asylum applications lodged in EU in early summer remains stable

Recent analyses released by the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) reveal that the number of applications for international protection lodged in the EU+ in June 2018 registered a slight decrease compared to the previous month.  Approximately 51 300 applications were lodged in June; about 1 600 fewer than in May, while in the first half of 2018, some 301 390 applications were lodged in the EU+, a 15% decrease compared to the first half of 2017.  

3rd August 2018 Read More

EASO publishes first country guidance

The ‘Country Guidance: Afghanistan’ is the result of a pilot development, aimed at fostering convergence in Member States’ decision practices.

2nd July 2018 Read More

Asylum: EU consolidates recovery from 2015-2016 migration crisis - Significant decrease in applications in 2017 has stabilised in early 2018

On 18 June 2018, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) released its 2017 Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the European Union. In 2017, there were 728,470 applications for international protection in the EU. This figure represents a decrease of 44% compared to 2016, when there were almost 1.3 million applications, while provisional data for early 2018 (January - April) shows that application levels have stabilised at an average of less than 50,000 per month. 

15th June 2018 Read More

Joint Press Release: The Heads of ten EU Agencies strengthen their Commitment to working together against trafficking in human beings.

The Heads of ten EU Agencies strengthen their Commitment to working together against trafficking in human beings.

12th June 2018 Read More

EASO Management Board appoints interim Executive Director

At a meeting on 6 June 2018, the Management Board of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) appointed Mr. Jamil Addou as interim Executive Director of Agency.

6th June 2018 Read More

Migration needs better reporting

Panel discussion on the role of journalists and policy makers in shaping the public perception of migrationEuropean Parliament, ASP Altiero Spinelli building, Room: A3H-125 April 2018 – 18h00-20h00 

23rd April 2018 Read More

Venezuelans seeking asylum in EU up by almost 800% in two years

The monthly number of Venezuelans seeking international protection in the EU per month has increased sharply over the past two years, now representing the 10th most common nationality. Spain received by far the most applications lodged by Venezuelans in February 2018, with 1,160 applications out of almost 1,400 . 

4th April 2018 Read More

Number of asylum decisions surpasses number of applications in EU+ countries

Monthly applications by Georgian citizens increased by 113% since September 2017

1st March 2018 Read More

Call for applications Migration Media Award 2018

The 2018 edition of the Migration Media Award is now accepting applications until 15 May 2018. 

15th February 2018 Read More

Press Release: EASO releases overview of 2017 EU+ asylum trends

EU+ receives 43% fewer asylum applications in 2017The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) has published data on asylum trends in the EU+ in 2017 on a newly enhanced interactive portal. The results show a significant decrease in lodged applications for asylum compared with 2016, with 40% of decisions in 2017 being positive. 

1st February 2018 Read More

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