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Increase in asylum applications in EU28

Date Published: 04-09-2015

Eurostat figures show 417,420 asylum applications were received in EU-28 for the first half of 2015 compared to 384,485 for last half of 2014, an increase of 32,945.

The largest numbers of applicants (Jan-June 2015) were registered in:

  • Germany: 171,785 (41% of total applicants in the EU)
  • Hungary: 66,785 (16%)
  • France: 32,155 (8%)
  • Italy: 30,535 (7%)
  • Sweden: 28,985 (7%)

The figures also show that asylum applications registered in Ireland was 1,145.

Asylum applications Jan-Jun 2015

Source: Eurostat

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