EMN Ireland | www.emn.ie

News

New European Asylum Support Office (EASO) Report on the Situation of Asylum in the European Union, 2012

Date Published: 09-07-2013

New European Asylum Support Office (EASO) Report on the Situation of Asylum in the European Union, 2012. 
The Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the European Union, 2012 provides an overview of asylum applicants in the EU by analysing application and decision data. In particular the report focuses on asylum applicants from Afghanistan, Syria and the Western Balkans.
 

The EASO* Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the European Union, 2012 provides an overview of asylum applicants in the EU by analysing application and decision data. In particular the report focuses on asylum applicants from Afghanistan, Syria and the Western Balkans**.

Key findings: 
  • 335,365 asylum applicants in the EU in 2012, representing an 11% increase since 2011
  • Over 53,000 asylum applications were from the six Western Balkan countries
  • Across the EU the largest number of applications were from Afghanistan (28,005)
  • Syria showed the largest increase in first time applications since 2011: 24,110 applications in 2012 in comparison to 7,885 in 2011, representing a 206% increase
  • Overall EU recognition rate rose to 28%
  • Highest recognition rates*** were noted for citizens of Syria, Eritrea, Mali and Somalia
  • Greece, Luxembourg, Sweden and Italy formally requested support from EASO in 2012.

For more information: 

See EASO Press Release

Download the Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the European Union 2012


Note: 

*EASO is an EU agency tasked with supporting Member States in the development of the Common European Asylum System.

**Western Balkans includes Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.  

***Recognition rate means share of positive decisions in the total number of decisions for each stage of the procedure. 

More news

 

Back to top