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For the seventh consecutive year, Germany ranked first in terms of the number of asylum applications submitted to it. 184,000 people applied for asylum in Germany. A 17 per cent drop compared with a year earlier.

The data was released in Brussels on Monday (24 June 2019). The survey, which included a survey of the 28 member states of the EU, as well as Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein, a Schengen country, showed that fewer than 665,000 asylum applications were registered in 2018, down 10 percent from 2017. A minor without their parents. In 2015, the total number of asylum applications submitted to EU countries was about 1.4 million.

According to the European Office, the number of asylum seekers last year declined and returned to their normal level before the wave of refugees in 2015. The number of asylum applications increased by 11 percent in the first five months of this year compared to the same period of 2018.

To date, EU countries have not reached agreement on a fair distribution of asylum seekers to member countries, as countries such as Hungary and Poland refuse to be obliged to accept refugees.

France has registered 120,500 applications, Greece 67,000 and less than 60 thousand in Italy and 54 thousand in Spain. Italy's figure is 53% lower than in 2017, while the number in Spain is up 48%. The Office said that the first three countries to come from the refugees are Syria (85 thousand refugees), Afghanistan (47250 thousand refugees) and Iraq (45565 thousand refugees).

Venezuela ranked eighth, with 22,500,000 applications, but this figure is 55% higher than in 2017, the largest increase recorded in this regard. The office also noted that 90 percent of Venezuelan asylum applications were made in Spain.

(Dpa) – Mahajer News

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