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612 700 first-time asylum seekers applied for international protection in the 27 Member States of the European Union (EU)

Asylum Seekers in EU: Syrians, Afghans and Venezuelans are on the top

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The FINANCIAL -- 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.…