EU asylum figures 2018: Applications return to 2014 levels, decreasing by 10% over previous year

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) has published its 2018 asylum trends overview. Data shows a lower recognition rate of applications (34% compared to 40% in 2017) and pending cases at less than half of the peak recorded in autumn 2016. While overall applications continued to fall in 2018, citizens from Iran, Turkey, and several visa-liberalised countries lodged more applications than in 2017. 

13th February 2019 Read More

EASO meets with Spanish authorities to discuss asylum situation in the country

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) has reaffirmed its full commitment to support for Spain if so requested.

25th January 2019 Read More

EASO steps up operational support for Cyprus

New 2019 Operating Plans signed with Greece, Italy and Cyprus, with the latter mandating a notable increase in support from EASO.

15th January 2019 Read More

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

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