Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the EU in 2014 (EASO)
The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published its annual report on the situation of asylum in the European Union.
EASO’s annual report aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the situation of asylum in the EU+ (EU Member States plus Norway and Switzerland) by examining requests for international protection to the EU, analysing application and decision data, and focusing on some of the most important countries of origin of applicants for international protection.
The report shows that there were more than 660 000 applications for international protection in the EU+ in 2014, which is the highest number since the beginning of EU-level data collection in 2008. The highest numbers of asylum applicants recorded were citizens of Syria, the Western Balkan countries combined, and Eritrea. The main receiving countries were Germany, Sweden, Italy, France and Hungary.
The report also looks into key asylum related developments in 2014 such as the Task Force Mediterranean, reception capacity in the Member States, developments in national asylum systems and EASO support.
The full report, the press release, the main conclusions of the report and a video are available on EASO’s website.