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Asylum Seekers Registered In The European Union Increased 44% In 2014

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Open Eyes Opinion {source: EC/Eurostats

Eurostat published report on Asylum seekers

European Commission – EUROSTAT

20 March 2015

Asylum in the EU – The number of asylum applicants in the EU jumped to more than 625 000 in 2014 – 20% were Syrians

Over a year, the number of asylum applicants registered in the European Union (EU) has increased by 191 000 (+44%) to reach a peak of 626 000 in 2014.

In particular, the number of Syrians rose by 72 000, from 50 000 in 2013 to almost 123 000 in 2014.

Full text available on EUROSTAT website: 

http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/products-press-releases/-/3-20032015-BP  (EN,FR,DE)

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