Le Monde: France has become the European leader in the number of asylum-seekers

Le Monde: Франция стала европейским лидером по числу просителей убежища

For the first time in 2015 France became the leader in the number of asylum seekers in Europe, reports Le Monde. As says the publication, this “statistical anomaly” due to the acceptance of applications from migrants who were refused in other countries. Now France is ahead in the number of requests for asylum, even Germany, are the undisputed leader in this matter, the article said.

For the first time since the start of the migration crisis in Europe in 2015, France has overtaken Germany and were in first place in the number of requests for asylum in Europe, reports Le Monde. Although the isolation of Paris from Berlin in this issue is minimal, the fact of his presence in the Ministry of internal Affairs of France are considered “symbolic”.”We note that from 20 October, France ranks first in the number of asylum seekers in Europe, even though the flow of migrants to Europe continues to decline. On this statistical anomaly we need to work,” said Thursday the Minister of internal Affairs of the country Christoph Kastner after talks with his Georgian counterpart Vakhtang gomelauri.As reminds the edition, in the midst of the immigration crisis, which was caused by the flow of refugees from Syria, France received 80 075 requests for asylum, while in Germany the number was more than 10 times — 890 thousand However, according to the source Newspapers in the Ministry of the interior, on November 17 of this year the country registered 120 900 petitions against 119 900 in Germany. Last year, Germany had 184 thousand queries, and France — 123 thousand As says the source, Le Monde, the dramatic changes associated with the acceptance of applications from migrants who were refused in other countries.To change this trend and reduce the number of requests for asylum, which in 2019 have increased by 10-15%, the government of France in early November suggested a number of measures. Among them, acceleration of terms of consideration of applications for asylum, deferred access of asylum-seekers to basic social assistance for three months, and the adoption of measures for the deportation of migrants immediately upon receipt of refusal to grant refugee status without waiting for the results of examination or appeals.

Share Button