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

Afghanistan - Security situation

Today, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published a Country of Origin Information (COI) Report entitled ‘Afghanistan – Security situation’. The report is a fifth update of the version first published in February 2015 and provides a comprehensive overview of the security situation in Afghanistan.

13th June 2019 Read More

So far in 2019, applications for asylum in the EU+ are 15 % higher than last year, especially for Turkish and Venezuelan nationals

Fewer applications in April for the 10 main citizenships of origin, except for Turkish nationals.

11th June 2019 Read More

EASO publishes a Country of Origin Information (COI) report on Côte d’Ivoire

Today, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published a Country of Origin Information (COI) report, Country Focus on Côte d’Ivoire. The report provides information on selected topics, relevant for the international protection status determination of Ivorian applicants. Between December 2016 and April 2019, more than 27 000 Ivorian applications were registered in the EU+ countries.

5th 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

New Professional Development Series chapter on detention of applicants for international protection in the context of the Common European Asylum System

Through its Network of Courts and Tribunals’ Members, EASO is developing Professional Development Series (PDS) and Professional Development Workshops intended for members of EU+ courts and tribunals.

8th 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

Afghanistan in Focus

Today, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published a Country of Origin Information (COI) Report entitled 'Afghanistan Key socio-economic indicators. Focus on Kabul City, Mazar-e Sharif and Herat City'. In 2018, Afghanistan ranked second in the top countries of origin in EU+ countries, with 45 300 applicants.

1st April 2019 Read More

EASO publishes a COI report: Iraq – Security situation and information on civilians killed in Iraq in 2017-2018 (by Iraq Body Count)

Today, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published a Country of Origin Information (COI) Report titled Iraq: Security situation. This report is part of a series of Iraq reports produced in 2018-2019. These reports cover actors of protection, internal mobility, key socio-economic indicators, and targeting of individuals. The reports provide information relevant for international protection status determination for Iraqi asylum seekers, and will be used in the development of a country guidance note on Iraq.

14th March 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

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