29th EASO Management Board discusses governance and elects new Deputy Chair.

On 25-26 September 2018, EASO is holding its 29th Management Board meeting at its headquarters in Malta. During the first day of the meeting, the Management Board re-elected Mr. David Costello, the member from Ireland, as its Deputy Chair ...

26th September 2018 Read More

Objective journalism on migration more important than ever

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) has emphasised society’s need for dedicated journalists in raising the public’s awareness of the harsh realities which drive refugees to flee their homes.

19th September 2018 Read More

State of the Union 2018: New Commission proposal for a reinforced EU Asylum Agency

The amended Commission’s proposal will further equip the future EU Asylum Agency with the necessary mandate, tools and financial means needed to provide a rapid and full service to Member States throughout the asylum procedure.

12th September 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

Highlights: EASO Info Day 2018

On 19 June 2018, EASO organised its Info Day, which marks the Agency’s anniversary since its official inauguration on 2011, in Malta. The core theme of EASO Info Day 2018 was the Role of Information and Analysis in the CEAS.

20th June 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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