Eurostat News , Product code: EDN-20170620-1, published on 20-Jun-2017

During the first quarter of 2017, 165 000 first time asylum seekers applied for international protection in the Member States of the European Union (EU), down by 20% compared with the fourth quarter of 2016 (when 207 000 first time applicants were registered).   Syrians, Afghans, Nigerians