How many refugees does each EU country take?

Here you can access a series of clear graphs on the proportion of refugees taken by each country in the EU. Sweden and Germany take the highest number per population. This is partly because Sweden and Germany are more likely to grant asylum than other countries.

“For example, in Hungary – one of the countries with the highest share of asylum seekers – fewer than 10% of cases last year resulted in a positive decision. Of the 358,010 cases assessed in the EU last year, about 45% had a positive outcome. The rate in Germany was 42%, while in Sweden it was 77%. …”

“In July, Germany received 37,531 asylum applications, a 93% increase compared with the same month last year. Although the increase in the numbers across Europe is primarily driven by the thousands of refugees fleeing conflicts and poverty in north Africa and the Middle East, a significant share of the applications in the EU are from elsewhere. Nearly 40% of applications filed in Germany last month came from people arriving from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro.

“In the first six months of this year, more than 400,000 asylum applications were lodged across EU member states, according to Eurostat data. Some 43% of these were in Germany, 67,000 in Hungary, and 29,000, 26,500 and 25,000 in Sweden, France and Italy respectively. By comparison, the UK has received fewer than 9,500.”

“Earlier this year, member states missed their own targets, which were based on various criteria including population and economic factors such as wealth levels and unemployment rates, to relocate 40,000 migrants from Greece and Italy after hundreds of migrants died while attempting to cross the Mediterranean from Libya.

“Germany, France and the Netherlands agreed to take on the highest number of these migrants. As a percentage of a country’s population, the UK’s commitment (0.003%) is the second lowest among EU members (after Hungary, which has refused to welcome any). On this measure, Luxembourg (0.064%), Cyprus (0.028%) and Ireland (0.024%) are taking the most.

“Between 2,000 and 5,000 migrants have reached Calais, which is between 1% and 2.5% of the more than 200,000 who have landed in Italy and Greece. …

“This year’s figures are set to surpass the 1992 peak of 672,000 asylum applicantsacross EU member states, spurred by the war in former Yugoslavia.”

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