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EU approved only 9% of applications of asylum seekers from Armenia in 2013

  • by Tatevik Shahunyan

  • Thursday, July 10, 14:10

 According to the report of the European Asylum Support Office, the EU countries rejected about 90% of application of asylum seekers from Armenia in 2013 (down 11% versus 2012), Azatutyun.am says. 

A total of 5,585 applications from the citizens of Armenia were considered in 2013, with only 500 of them being approved. 

The report says that over 435,000 persons applied for asylum in the European Union in 2013 (up 30% versus 2012). 

The number of applicants from Russia grew to 71% in 2013. 

The main countries providing asylum to the refugees are Germany, France, Sweden, the UK and Italy. 

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