Number of EU asylum applications falls by a half
Contributed by NAMPA / DPA.
Berlin (dpa) - The number of first-time asylum requests in the European Union shrank by around half in 2017 compared with the previous year, according to a report published by Funke Media Group newspapers on Wednesday.
In 2017, 649,855 applications were submitted across the EU's 28 member countries, compared with 1.206 million in 2016, the report said, citing figures from the European statistical office Eurostat.
The majority were submitted in Germany which received 198,255 applications, follow ...