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Germany is the popular nation in Europe for asylum functions

Christoph B. Schiltz
Refugees in the initial reception center in Giessen Refugees in the initial reception center in Giessen

Refugees within the preliminary reception middle in Giessen

Quelle: pa/dpa/Boris Roessler

In no different nation within the European Union had been as many asylum functions filed final yr as in Germany – a rise of 51 % in comparison with the earlier yr. In nations corresponding to Austria and Denmark, nevertheless, the quantity has fallen for a number of causes.

ILast yr, 1.13 million folks within the European Union, Norway and Switzerland utilized for asylum. According to data from WELT AM SONNTAG, this emerges from beforehand unpublished figures from the European Union Asylum Agency (EUAA). Across Europe, this is a rise of 17 % in comparison with the earlier yr (966,000 functions). In Germany, the variety of asylum functions (329,000) elevated considerably by 51 %. At the underside are Slovakia with 415 asylum functions and Hungary with 31 asylum functions. Most functions got here from Syrians (180,057), Afghans (113,295) and Turks (99,863).

Germany due to this fact stays the popular nation for asylum functions throughout Europe. According to consultants, the truth that many are in search of safety in Germany has to do with the truth that relations and associates are sometimes already on this nation, and there are additionally comparatively excessive asylum advantages. After Germany, Spain (161,732), France (160,769) and Italy (135,294) are the most well-liked vacation spot nations.

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Migrants in the initial reception center of the state of Brandenburg in Eisenhüttenstadt

While the variety of functions elevated in Germany in comparison with the earlier yr, it fell considerably in different EU nations, corresponding to Austria (58,610). Experts justify this primarily with elevated border surveillance and Vienna’s agreements for improved border safety within the Balkans. In addition, the federal government there’s taking harder measures than earlier than: extra speedy and pressing procedures are being carried out and unlawful migrants are being deported extra shortly than in Germany.

What is placing is the now low variety of functions in Denmark (2,383), which has lengthy been one of many nations of longing alongside Germany and Austria. The social democratic authorities’s restrictive asylum coverage not solely makes entry into the nation tougher, but additionally appears to discourage many migrants.

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