EASO publishes a Country of Origin Information (COI) report on the security situation in Pakistan

Today, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published a Country of Origin Information (COI) Report entitled ‘Pakistan security situation’. The report is the third update of the security chapter of the EASO COI report on Pakistan, Country Overview, published in August 2015 ( ), subsequently updated in July 2016 and August 2017. The report provides information relevant for the protection status determination of Pakistani asylum seekers.

16th October 2018 Read More

Asylum applications remain stable in the EU throughout summer months

Although the number of applications did not increase over the summer period, a slight rise in pending cases was recorded. 

11th October 2018 Read More

EASO undertaking series of measures aimed at strengthening good governance

New management in the process of implementing an ambitious set of reforms contained in its Governance Action Plan, including an ongoing recruitment programme, which will more than double the Agency’s staff complement by the end of 2020.

9th October 2018 Read More

European Asylum Support Office expands its office space at its Malta Headquarters

On 9 October 2018, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) signed a lease agreement with the Maltese authorities which will see the office space at the Agency’s premises in Valletta more than triple in size. Once completed, the new office space, which was formerly occupied by Transport Malta, will allow EASO to better-accommodate the current and planned increase in activities supporting the Common European Asylum System. 

9th October 2018 Read More

29th EASO Management Board discusses governance and elects new Deputy Chair

On 25-26 September 2018, EASO is holding its 29th Management Board meeting at its headquarters in Malta. During the first day of the meeting, the Management Board re-elected Mr. David Costello, the member from Ireland, as its Deputy Chair and discussed the governance framework of the agency, including the measures undertaken by the recently appointed interim Executive Director of EASO, Mr. Jamil Addou and his plans for the agency for the coming months.  

26th September 2018 Read More

Objective journalism on migration more important than ever

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) has emphasised society’s need for dedicated journalists in raising the public’s awareness of the harsh realities which drive refugees to flee their homes.

19th September 2018 Read More

State of the Union 2018: New Commission proposal for a reinforced EU Asylum Agency

The amended Commission’s proposal will further equip the future EU Asylum Agency with the necessary mandate, tools and financial means needed to provide a rapid and full service to Member States throughout the asylum procedure.

12th September 2018 Read More

The situation for Chechens in Russia

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) has published a Country of Origin Information (COI) Report entitled ‘The situation for Chechens in Russia’. The report provides an overview of the situation of Chechens living in Russia, outside of the North Caucasus.

17th August 2018 Read More

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


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