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

EASO publishes first country guidance

The ‘Country Guidance: Afghanistan’ is the result of a pilot development, aimed at fostering convergence in Member States’ decision practices.

2nd July 2018 Read More

Asylum: EU consolidates recovery from 2015-2016 migration crisis - Significant decrease in applications in 2017 has stabilised in early 2018

On 18 June 2018, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) released its 2017 Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the European Union. In 2017, there were 728,470 applications for international protection in the EU. This figure represents a decrease of 44% compared to 2016, when there were almost 1.3 million applications, while provisional data for early 2018 (January - April) shows that application levels have stabilised at an average of less than 50,000 per month. 

15th June 2018 Read More

Joint Press Release: The Heads of ten EU Agencies strengthen their Commitment to working together against trafficking in human beings.

The Heads of ten EU Agencies strengthen their Commitment to working together against trafficking in human beings.

12th June 2018 Read More

EASO Management Board appoints interim Executive Director

At a meeting on 6 June 2018, the Management Board of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) appointed Mr. Jamil Addou as interim Executive Director of Agency.

6th June 2018 Read More

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