Asylum applications up by 26% in July, but remain dramatically lower than during the 2015-2016 crisis

Member States processed, and rejected, more applications.

17th September 2019 Read More

European Parliament recognises the progress made by EASO to reform its governance

European Parliament recognises the progress made by EASO to reform its governanceIn just one year EASO has implemented 79% of an ambitious Governance Action Plan.

6th September 2019 Read More

Asylum applications in the EU+ up by 10 % in the first half of 2019 from the same period in 2018

Applications from Latin America reached a new peak.

12th August 2019 Read More

EASO and IOM sign Working Arrangement

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have established a formal cooperation framework to guide the relevant areas of common work in the fields of international protection and migration management.

22nd July 2019 Read More

EASO and Frontex sign updated Cooperation Plan

Today the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) and the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex), strengthened their cooperation in their respective work on asylum, border control and migration management.

18th July 2019 Read More

Nationals from Colombia and Peru apply for asylum in the EU+ in record numbers

The monthly total of applications for international protection remains relatively stable.

9th July 2019 Read More

EASO publishes two new country guidance notes on Iraq and Afghanistan

EASO has published the ‘Country Guidance: Iraq’ and the updated ‘Country Guidance: Afghanistan’. The documents reflect the common assessment of EU Member States of the situation in two of the main countries of origin for applicants applying in the EU. They are based on recently published EASO Country of Origin Information Reports and provide a detailed analysis in terms of international protection needs and qualification in accordance with the applicable EU asylum legislation.

4th July 2019 Read More

32 EuroMed journalists selected for Migration Media Award

Mentoring and financial support granted to support evidence based reporting on migration.

2nd July 2019 Read More

EASO and Malta sign Operational and Technical Assistance Plan

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) and the Maltese authorities have signed an Operating Plan for the deployment of Asylum Support Teams and the provision of technical and operational assistance to Malta up until 31 December 2019. The official document was signed by the Executive Director of EASO, Ms. Nina Gregori, and the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry for Home Affairs and National Security, Mr. Kevin Mahoney, on behalf of Malta.

27th June 2019 Read More

Applications for asylum down to pre-crisis levels in 2018, but number of pending cases remains high

Asylum applications in the EU+ decreased for the third consecutive year in 2018, returning to pre-crisis levels. Despite an increase in applications in the first five months of 2019, it remains too early to be indicative of a significant long-term shift in recent trends.

24th June 2019 Read More


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