Many arrivals from the Maghreb but few asylum applications

Nationals of Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria have lodged surprisingly few asylum applications over the past year, based on the number of illegal border-crossings that were detected for these nationalities. In contrast, applications by West Africans were again high in May. 

22nd July 2021 Read More

Lithuania to receive immediate operational support from EASO

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) could deploy up to 50 personnel, both in-country and via remote working, in support of the Lithuanian asylum authorities by the end of the year.

15th July 2021 Read More

EASO publishes a COI report: Syria – Security situation

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published a Country of Origin Information (COI) report titled "Syria: Security situation". 

14th July 2021 Read More

EASO publishes a COI report: Somalia Actors

Today, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published a Country of Origin Information (COI) report titled - Somalia: Actors (2021)

2nd July 2021 Read More

EASO welcomes agreement establishing EU Agency for Asylum

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) welcomes today’s political agreement reached by the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU and the European Parliament, together with the European Commission, on a new enhanced mandate that will re-establish the Agency as the European Union Agency for Asylum (EUAA).

29th June 2021 Read More

EASO Asylum Report 2021: COVID-19 exposes strengths and weaknesses of EU asylum systems

Despite the pandemic, the EASO Asylum Report 2021 highlights the resilience of many EU+  countries’ asylum systems in using innovative solutions for business continuity. Resources were allocated to adapt working methods, implement digital solutions and reduce pending cases. However, shortcomings were also exposed, notably in terms of reception conditions, low returns to countries of origin, resettlement and reduced Dublin transfers.

29th June 2021 Read More

EASO publishes a COI report: Afghanistan - Security situation

The newly released report provides information on the security situation in Afghanistan, which is relevant for the assessment of international protection status determination, including refugee status and subsidiary protection. 

25th June 2021 Read More

Latin Americans lodge far fewer applications for asylum in the EU+

Asylum applications from six main origin countries in Latin America have fallen strongly since August 2020, possibly because of fewer flight connections to the EU+ and increased movements towards the United States.

24th June 2021 Read More

EASO publishes a COI report: Syria – Situation of returnees from abroad

Today, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published a Country of Origin Information (COI) report titled "Syria: Situation of returnees from abroad".

10th June 2021 Read More

EASO publishes a COI report: Nigeria – security situation

​Today, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published a Country of Origin Information (COI) report titled Nigeria: security situation.

4th June 2021 Read More

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