EUROSTAT – migration and asylum statistics
About 5% of people living in the EU are non-EU citizens ; First-time asylum applicants down by a third in 2020 - the information comes from data recently published by Eurostat.
About 5% of people living in the EU are non-EU citizens
As per information of Eurostat on 1 January 2020, 23 million citizens of a non-member country lived in one of the EU Member States, representing 5.1% of the EU population.
A high proportion of foreign citizens (10% or more of the resident population) was also observed in Malta, Cyprus, Austria, Estonia, Latvia, Ireland, Germany, Belgium and Spain.
In contrast, non-nationals represented less than 1% of the population in Poland and Romania.
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First-time asylum applicants down by a third in 2020
In 2020, 416 600 first-time asylum applicants applied for international protection in the EU Member States, down by 34% compared with 2019 (631 300) and by 21% compared to the level recorded in 2014 (530 600), before the peaks of 2015 and 2016.
Syrian, Afghan, Venezuelan and Colombian – main citizenships of asylum applicants
1 in 4 applied for asylum in Germany
Highest number of first-time applicants relative to the population in Cyprus, lowest in Hungary
This information comes from data on asylum applicants recently published by Eurostat.
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