Cyprus had EU’s highest rate per population of first-time asylum seekers in 2019

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In 2019, 612 700 first-time asylum seekers applied for international protection in the 27 Member States of the European Union (EU), up by 12% compared with 2018 (549,000), but around half of the number recorded in the peak year 2015 when 1,216,900 first-time asylum applicants were registered, according to data released today by Eurostat.

According to Eurostat, Syrian (74,400 first-time applicants) and Afghan (52,500) continued to be the main citizenship of people seeking international protection in the EU Member States in 2019, followed by Venezuelan (44,800), which moved up...


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Cyprus had EU’s highest rate per population of first-time asylum seekers in 2019


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