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Asylum seekers are increasingly free of visas in EU

citizens of countries such as Venezuela or Georgia are allowed to enter visa free in the EU. Tens of thousands of requested 2018 thereafter asylum. Almost every fifth request, in the meantime, the citizens of countries without visa requirements.

The number of asylum applicants who enter through regular routes and visa-free in the EU, has increased significantly in the past year. 2018 have almost originated, every fifth request for asylum by nationals of a country whose citizens were allowed to come without a visa, legally in the Schengen zone, the EU Asylum office EASO.

applications of Venezuelans doubled

as a result of the crisis in Venezuela, the number of the applicants increases.

according to The figures, the number of applicants from the countries of Latin America and of the Western Balkans increased particularly strongly. Alone the number of asylum seekers from Venezuela, were allowed to enter the country without visas in the EU, have doubled in the past year, compared with the previous year 22.200, explained EASO. More almost 20,000 visa-free arrived of applicants were from Georgia, 10.200 from Colombia and approximately 21.900 from Albania.

Colombia, Georgia and Venezuela are among the countries from which people with a biometric passport without visa to the Schengen zone may enter. The number of such asylum applications to visa-free Travel has increased, according to the 2018 EU-wide by almost a third to about 115,000. This number exceeds already the total of asylum applications by refugees from Syria and Iraq. At the level of individual countries of origin in Syria was still with 74.800 applicants in the EU countries 2018 on the first place.

decline in the EU is slower than in Germany,

From the data it follows that in the EU the number of asylum seekers is decreasing much slower than in Germany. The Federal government had reported for 2018, a decline of asylum applications by 16 per cent to a total of 185,000, compared to the year 2017. The decline in the EU as a whole amounted to EASO data, around ten per cent to a total of 634.700 asylum applications. In order to the Stand by 2014 had been reached in the EU. The number of asylum seekers increases since the summer of 2018.

interior Ministry: number of asylum seekers go back, 23.01.2019 Figures of the UNHCR, World's refugees, 06.01.2019 Atlas |Belgium |Brussels

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