- In 2012, there were 332 000 asylum applicants registered in the EU27. It is estimated that around 90% of these were new applicants and around 10% were repeat applicants. In 2011, there were 302 000 asylum applicants. While Afghanistan (8% of the total number of applicants) remained in 2012 the first main country of citizenship of these applicants, Syria (7%) became the second just ahead of Russia (7%), Pakistan (6%) and Serbia (6%). These data on asylum applicants in the EU27 are issued by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
Germany, France, Sweden, the United Kingdom and Belgium register 70% of all applicants