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Migration: Number of asylum applications in the EU down by 43%

Feb 1, 2018 | News

(01 February 2018) – New figures published today by the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) show a significant decrease in the number of asylum applications made in the EU in 2017.

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In total, 706,913 asylum applications were recorded in EU Member States, Norway and Switzerland in 2017, a 43% decrease compared to 2016.

It marks the second consecutive year with fewer asylum applications following the unprecedented number of arrivals during the refugee crisis.

EASO is also today launching an interactive portal containing information and data relating to asylum trends in the EU.

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