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April 28, 2017

Last year, EU accepted twice as many refugees as in 2015 – Eurostat

In 2016, the European Union countries provided asylum to 710,400 persons. The number “has more than doubled since 2015,” Eurostat reports. 

The most part of refugees was accepted by Germany 445,000 persons (66%). It is followed by Sweden (69,350), Italy (35,450), France (35,170), Austria (31,750), and the Netherlands (21,825). 

According to the statistics, more than a half of migrants, who obtained asylum in the EU, arrived from Syria (405,620). One in ten asylum-seekers arrived from Iraq and Afghanistan. 

It is easier for Syrians to obtain asylum – they get positive decisions in 98% of cases. 

Negative decisions are issued mostly to the migrants of the Western Balkan countries and South Asia.