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European Commission - EUROSTAT

Asylum in the EU Member States - Record number of over 1.2 million first time asylum seekers registered in 2015 - Syrians, Afghans and Iraqis: top citizenships

Brussels, 4 March 2016

IIn 2015, 1 255 600 first time asylum seekers applied for international protection in the Member States of the European Union (EU), a number more than double that of the previous year.

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