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Eurostat releases data on asylum decisions and resettled refugees in the EU in 2016

Eurostat releases today data on asylum decisions taken by EU Member States in 2016.



This news release covers the main trends relating to first instance and final decisions on asylum applications, and on resettled refugees, in 2016, in the EU and the EFTA region.

Some key data:

  • EU Member States granted protection to more than 700 000 asylum seekers in 2016
  • Over half of the beneficiaries were Syrians
  • More than 60% of positive decisions granted in one single Member State: Germany
  • Over half of asylum decisions at first instance made in the EU resulted in protection status
  • EU member States received over 14 000 resettled refugees in 2016

The press release from Eurostat can be consulted below.

Publication Date: Wed 26 Apr 2017
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