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Recent Trends in Asylum Applications: A Comparative Look at Cyprus and the EU

In August 2023, Cyprus experienced a 33% decrease in asylum applications, with only 895 new applications, a drop from the previous year’s 1,340. In contrast, the EU saw a 19% increase, receiving 91,735 applications. Germany, Spain, France, and Italy accounted for 68% of the EU’s new applications, while Syria was the leading country of origin for asylum seekers in the EU.