October marks highest number of asylum applications lodged in 2018

Iran and Turkey among top five countries of origin of applicants.

11th December 2018 Read More

EASO’s Management Board adopts 2019 work programme

The 30th meeting Management Board of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) met in Vienna at the premises of the Austrian Ministry of the Interior to discuss the ongoing implementation of the Agency’s Governance Action Plan and adopt its 2019 work programme. 

27th November 2018 Read More

EASO successfully completes its special support in Bulgaria

The long-standing support that EASO has been providing to the Bulgarian authorities was formally concluded on 27 November 2018 on the sidelines of the meeting of the 30th EASO Management Board, held in Vienna. 

27th November 2018 Read More

EASO publishes four COI reports on Nigeria

Today, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published four Country of Origin Information (COI) Reports on Nigeria: Security Situation, Actors of Protection, Targeting Individuals, and Key Socio-economic indicators. The reports provide information relevant for the protection status determination of Nigerian asylum seekers.

26th November 2018 Read More

EASO publishes a Country of Origin Information (COI) report on the security situation in Pakistan

Today, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published a Country of Origin Information (COI) Report entitled ‘Pakistan security situation’. The report is the third update of the security chapter of the EASO COI report on Pakistan, Country Overview, published in August 2015 ( ), subsequently updated in July 2016 and August 2017. The report provides information relevant for the protection status determination of Pakistani asylum seekers.

16th October 2018 Read More

Asylum applications remain stable in the EU throughout summer months

Although the number of applications did not increase over the summer period, a slight rise in pending cases was recorded. 

11th October 2018 Read More

EASO undertaking series of measures aimed at strengthening good governance

New management in the process of implementing an ambitious set of reforms contained in its Governance Action Plan, including an ongoing recruitment programme, which will more than double the Agency’s staff complement by the end of 2020.

9th October 2018 Read More

European Asylum Support Office expands its office space at its Malta Headquarters

On 9 October 2018, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) signed a lease agreement with the Maltese authorities which will see the office space at the Agency’s premises in Valletta more than triple in size. Once completed, the new office space, which was formerly occupied by Transport Malta, will allow EASO to better-accommodate the current and planned increase in activities supporting the Common European Asylum System. 

9th October 2018 Read More

The situation for Chechens in Russia

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) has published a Country of Origin Information (COI) Report entitled ‘The situation for Chechens in Russia’. The report provides an overview of the situation of Chechens living in Russia, outside of the North Caucasus.

17th August 2018 Read More

Number of asylum applications lodged in EU in early summer remains stable

Recent analyses released by the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) reveal that the number of applications for international protection lodged in the EU+ in June 2018 registered a slight decrease compared to the previous month.  Approximately 51 300 applications were lodged in June; about 1 600 fewer than in May, while in the first half of 2018, some 301 390 applications were lodged in the EU+, a 15% decrease compared to the first half of 2017.  

3rd August 2018 Read More

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