Nina Gregori takes up duties as Executive Director of EASO

New Executive Director committed to a forward-looking approach and to sustaining the progress made by the Agency over the past year.

17th June 2019 Read More

Nationals of countries with visa-free access lodge over a quarter of asylum applications in EU+

Applications for international protection from Latin American countries continue to increase.

14th May 2019 Read More

Latin-American nationals lodge record numbers of asylum applications in February 2019

Venezuelans were the second most common applicants in the EU+.

15th April 2019 Read More

Asylum applications in EU+ remain broadly stable despite spike in January

Despite a higher-than-average number of monthly applications and stock of cases awaiting a first-instance decisions registered in the first month of 2019, figures remain in-line with lower recent trends and fluctuations.

12th March 2019 Read More

EASO Management Board welcomes strengthening of Agency's good governance

The 31st meeting of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) Management Board was held in Malta on 18-19 February 2019. The meeting, which focussed heavily on administrative and governance matters, welcomed the strong progress that has been made by the Agency over the past few months in implementing an ambitious set of reforms contained in its Governance Action Plan.

19th February 2019 Read More

EASO Management Board selects new Executive Director and elects new Chairperson

The 31st meeting of the European Asylum Support Office’s (EASO) Management Board has selected Ms. Nina Gregori to be the new Executive Director of the Agency. At the same meeting, the Board elected as its new Chairperson, Dr. David Costello, Member of the Board from Ireland, following the end of Mag. Wolfgang Taucher’s term in January 2019. The Management Board also elected Mr. Mikael Ribbenvik as the new Deputy Chairperson. 

18th February 2019 Read More

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