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European asylum applications for April 2000

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European asylum applications for April 2000

9 June 2000

The latest monthly European asylum statistics are available. Among other things, they show that for the month of April, there were 27,030 asylum applications in 24 European countries - an 18 percent decline over the same month a year ago when 32,970 applications were received. The April figures were the lowest since June 1998. Belgium was the only major receiving country that registered an increase in April 2000 - of 0.8 percent. Decreases were registered in France (-33 percent), Germany (-19 percent ), the Netherlands (-13 percent), and the United Kingdom (-12 percent). The UK remained the largest recipient of asylum applications, receiving 21.9 percent of all applications submitted.