Tag: European Asylum Support Office

EASO doubling staff numbers in Malta

The Malta-based European Asylum Support Office is more than doubling the number of personnel operating in Malta over two years as it seeks to boost its presence in the five Mediterranean EU member states which receive the most asylum applications.

EASO more than doubles operational productivity in 2020

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) said that despite challenges posed by COVID-19 in 2020, it has dramatically up-scaled its operational presence and increased support to Cyprus, Greece, Italy and Malta

In times of Covid-19, asylum applications in the EU remain limited

Though May saw most EU countries start to lift Covid-19 containment measures, the number of applications for asylum remained significantly reduced, with the 10,200 applications representing a staggering 84% drop from pre-Covid levels.

Over 470K asylum seekers still awaiting a decision – EASO

At the end of August there were over 470,000 (471,200) asylum applications still waiting for a first decision, the European Asylum Support Office reports.

49 EASO staff supporting Maltese asylum authorities this year

Over 40 representatives (49) of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) are currently deployed to support asylum partners in Malta, the agency reports.

EASO and Cyprus sign hosting agreement

A hosting agreement between the European Asylum Support Office and Cyprus was signed in Nicosia, Cyprus on Thursday. The agreement provides legal...

Minister Abela attends forum in Slovenia; “the priority remains saving lives”

While addressing a panel discussion held as part of the 14th edition of the annual Bled Strategic Forum (BSF) in Slovenia, Minister for Foreign...

EU asylum applications down to below migration crisis levels – EASO

The number of applications for international protection in European member states has fallen below pre-crisis levels, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) says.According to...

Malta’s EASO only European agency facing auditing problems

Malta is the only EU member state to have a European agency receiving negative feedback regarding payments.The European Court of Auditors said that with...