The number of asylum seekers in the European Union has grown by 15% this year
The number of asylum seekers in the European Union decreased in 2020 due to the pandemic, but increased this year.
In the European Union, the number of asylum seekers, which fell in 2020 due to the pandemic, increased in 2021. This is evidenced by data from the European Statistical Office, informs Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung Saturday 25 December.
In the first nine months of 2021, 355,955 new asylum applications were registered in the EU, up 15% from the same period last year.
Germany remains the main target of migrants: at the end of September, 100,240 applications were submitted, which is a third more than in the corresponding period in 2020 and more than double the European average. The Federal Republic of Germany accounted for 28.4% of all asylum applications in the EU in the first nine months. Last year the figure was 24.3%.
In addition, refugees tend to France (73,255 applications, 20% of the total), Spain (39,755, 11%) and Italy (28,645, 8%).
Thus, about two thirds of all asylum applications in the 27 EU countries are submitted to the four most populous EU states.
At the same time, Hungary accepted only 30 initial asylum applications in the first three quarters.
A third of all refugees in the EU were migrants from Afghanistan and Syria.
Previously, the media reported that Germany will accept 25 thousand refugees from Afghanistan… According to the document, 25 thousand refugees will settle in Germany. More than 3 thousand will be placed in the Netherlands, more than 2 thousand in France and Spain, and 2 thousand in Sweden.