Refugees in Europe: Asylum Applications per Country (Chart)

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7 Responses to Refugees in Europe: Asylum Applications per Country (Chart)

  1. Adi B says:

    I really don’t have anything to comment ,,,,
    -personal opinion: I hate when a war breaks out ,,, wars always bring destruction on ALL levels 😦 .

  2. Wow, thanks. This speaks volumes as opposed to all the pieces I’ve read so far. Just my POV but it looks like some news outlets are going with this in a big way to boost traffic to their sites. The actual %s say it all.

    Isn’t there a move now to reduce or cut funding from other Eurozone countries to members who do not take in an equal amount of refugees?

    No matter what is legislated I do not think this situation will achieve any order soon. The great minds that envisioned the Eurozone as an economic wonder seem to have forgotten the zone would be home to people not just businesses.

    • You’re welcome. The Eurozone only refers to countries who use the Euro currency. Countries that have publicly refused any intake of refugees are not even part of the Eurozone but they are part of the EU. There are specific provisions as to refugees entering the EU which means they have to be registered in the first country of entrance, that is Hungary in this case. As I have seen from videos, they refuse to be registered in Hungary as they wish to reach Germany. The problem is that you cannot just enter the EU without papers and insist that registration will happen in the country of your choice. Refugees know that the country who processes the asylum claims has the right to accept or deny asylum. The EU does not function as the US. Each country is sovereign and may decide if it wishes or not to accept. There is no binding legal framework that says otherwise simply because the current situation was not anticipated in papers.

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