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80% of Syrian asylum applicants approved to stay in Europe

After record migration, 80% of Syrian asylum applicants approved to stay in Europe

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The FINANCIAL -- Syrians filed more than twice as many asylum applications as any other origin group during Europe’s record migration surge in 2015 and 2016. In response, some European countries such as Germany prioritized the review of Syrian asylum applications above other nationalities of asylum seekers and approved a greater share of them than non-Syrians.…

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Syrian refugee Marwad Khaled, center left, is awarded a completion certificate for a beginner’s level German language class by Dilek Kolat, Berlin state senator for Work, Women and Integration, in Berlin in July 2016. The language program is financed by the city of Berlin to train more than 20,000 of the refugees granted asylum in Germany. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

After record migration, 80% of Syrian asylum applicants approved to stay in Europe

5 mins read

The FINANCIAL -- Syrians filed more than twice as many asylum applications as any other origin group during Europe’s record migration surge in 2015 and 2016. In response, some European countries such as Germany prioritized the review of Syrian asylum applications above other nationalities of asylum seekers and approved a greater share of them than…