On 18 June 2018, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) released its 2017 Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the European Union. In 2017, there were 728,470 applications for international protection in the EU. This figure represents a decrease of 44% compared to 2016, when there were almost 1.3 million applications, while provisional data for early 2018 (January - April) shows that application levels have stabilised at an average of less than 50,000 per month.
Annual Report on the situation of Asylum in the European Union 2017
18 juni 2018
Moeder en kinderen uit Syrië in het asielzoekerscentrum in Bellingwoude. | Foto: Inge van Mill, 2017