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European Commission Annual Report on Immigration and Asylum 2012

Date Published: 26-06-2013

The European Commission published its report on 2012 and early 2013 developments in the area of EU migration and asylum.

The Annual Report on Immigration and Asylum and accompanying Commission Staff Working Document highlight developments at both EU and national levels. 

Key findings:

According to Eurostat data, on 1 January 2012, 20.7 million (4.1% of the EU population) third-country nationals resided in the EU.

  • According to Eurostat data, on 1 January 2012, 20.7 million (4.1% of the EU population) third-country nationals resided in the EU.
  • First residence permits issued to third-country nationals, amounted to almost 2.5 million in 2011.
  • The total number of asylum applications in 2012 increased by 9.7 % compared to 2011 amounting to just over 330,000 (well below the peak of 425,000 in 2001).

For further information:

See Annual Report on Immigration and Asylum 

Read European Commission Staff Working Document

See also infographics on asylum and immigration

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