Asylum applications in Europe

More than 500,000 asylum seekers have arrived in Europe since January, with the majority from Syria, Afghanistan, Eritrea, Nigeria and Somalia. Nine countries have received almost 90 percent of applications

Above 10,000

asylum applications

Germany

Hungary

Sweden

France

Italy

Austria

Switzerland

UK

Belgium

209,315

98,070*

37,055

32,155

30,535

28,325

19,675

15,105

11,725

481,960

543,030

 

asylum

applications

(Jan-Aug 2015)

5,000 to 10,000

Netherlands

Bulgaria

Norway

Spain

Poland

Greece

Denmark

9,745

9,200

8,335

6,655

6,510

6,240

5,120

51,805

*Compared

with 15,684

applications

in 2014

9,265

Up to 5,000

Romania

Luxembourg

Portugal

Lithuania

Latvia

Slovenia

735

570

430

205

155

130

 

Finland

Ireland

Czech Republic

Malta

Cyprus

Estonia

Croatia

Slovakia

Iceland

Liechtenstein

2,610

1,480

880

810

770

115

115

105

100

55

Source: Eurostat, UNHCR

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Asylum applications in Europe

More than 500,000 asylum seekers have arrived in Europe since January, with the majority from Syria, Afghanistan, Eritrea, Nigeria and Somalia. Nine countries have received almost 90 percent of applications

481,960

543,030

asylum

applications

(Jan-Aug 2015)

51,805

9,265

Above 10,000

asylum applications

5,000 to 10,000

Netherlands

Bulgaria

Norway

Spain

Poland

Greece

Denmark

9,745

9,200

8,335

6,655

6,510

6,240

5,120

Germany

Hungary

Sweden

France

Italy

Austria

Switzerland

UK

Belgium

209,315

98,070*

37,055

32,155

30,535

28,325

19,675

15,105

11,725

*Hungary – compared

with 15,684 applications

in 2014

Lithuania

Latvia

Slovenia

Estonia

Croatia

Slovakia

Iceland

Liechtenstein

205

155

130

115

115

105

100

55

 

Up to 5,000

Finland

Ireland

Czech Republic

Malta

Cyprus

Romania

Luxembourg

Portugal

2,610

1,480

880

810

770

735

570

430

Source: Eurostat, UNHCR

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Asylum applications in Europe

More than 500,000 asylum seekers have arrived in Europe since January, with the majority from Syria, Afghanistan, Eritrea, Nigeria and Somalia. Nine countries have received almost 90 percent of applications

Asylum applications

(Jan-Aug 2015)

481,960

543,030

51,805

9,265

Above 10,000

asylum applications

Germany

Hungary

Sweden

France

Italy

Austria

Switzerland

UK

Belgium

209,315

98,070*

37,055

32,155

30,535

28,325

19,675

15,105

11,725

*Hungary – compared with

15,684 applications in 2014

5,000 to 10,000

Netherlands

Bulgaria

Norway

Spain

Poland

Greece

Denmark

9,745

9,200

8,335

6,655

6,510

6,240

5,120

Up to 5,000

Finland

Ireland

Czech Republic

Malta

Cyprus

Romania

Luxembourg

Portugal

Lithuania

Latvia

Slovenia

Estonia

Croatia

Slovakia

Iceland

Liechtenstein

2,610

1,480

880

810

770

735

570

430

205

155

130

115

115

105

100

55

 

Source: Eurostat, UNHCR

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Graphic shows asylum applications by country since January 2015.
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2015 asylum applications

By Duncan Mil

September 16, 2015 - More than 500,000 asylum seekers have arrived in Europe since January, with the majority from Syria, Afghanistan, Eritrea, Nigeria and Somalia. Nine countries have received almost 90 percent of applications.

European Union interior ministers will hold an emergency meeting on September 22 to address the refugee crisis.

In an emergency session on Monday, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s plan to relocate 120,000 migrants under a compulsory scheme – bringing the total proposed number up to 160,000 – failed with several ex-Communist central European states rejecting mandatory quotas.

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