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

EASO publishes a COI report: Nigeria – Trafficking in Human Beings

Today, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published a Country of Origin Information (COI) report titled "Nigeria: Trafficking in Human Beings".

26th April 2021 Read More

Ukrainians lodged 72% more applications for asylum in February

Ukrainians lodged considerably more asylum applications in the EU+ in February 2021, compared to January, making them one of the top ten nationalities of applicants. This is in stark contrast with several other main nationalities, who are still lodging far fewer asylum applications in the EU+ compared to pre-COVID-19 levels.

20th April 2021 Read More

EASO publishes a COI report: Syria – Military service

Today, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published a Country of Origin Information (COI) report titled "Syria: Military service". 

9th April 2021 Read More

EASO begins strengthening support for EU reception authorities

On 18 March 2021, the Management Board of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) adopted the EASO Strategy on Reception. The document responds to the growing demand from EU+ countries for EASO’s operational and technical support on the reception of asylum seekers. 

30th March 2021 Read More

EASO and Greece increase joint training activities for asylum officials

Increased deployment of EASO personnel in Greece matched by new training plan aimed at supporting the Greek authorities in sustaining long-term quality and efficiency in the national asylum system. 

26th March 2021 Read More

EASO Management Board elects new Chairperson 

At the 38th European Asylum Support Office’s (EASO) Management Board meeting, held on 18 March 2021, the new Chairperson, Mr. Mikael Ribbenvik, who is the Member of the Board from Sweden, was elected following the retirement of Dr. David Costello, who was the Chairperson of the Board since February 2019. Following his election, Mr. Ribbenvik took up his responsibilities with immediate effect. 

23rd March 2021 Read More

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