EU+ receives 43% fewer asylum applications in 2017

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) has published data on asylum trends in the EU+ in 2017 on a newly enhanced interactive portal. The results show a significant decrease in lodged applications for asylum compared with 2016, with 40% of decisions in 2017 being positive.

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Moeder en kinderen uit Syrië in het asielzoekerscentrum in Bellingwoude. | Foto: Inge van Mill, 2017