EU: Nearly 80,000 asylum seekers welcomed in 2009
Ahh – the madness continues. European Caucasians are committing Hari-Kari and will soon be overrun by Third-World masses. No wonder many of the European governments are losing in the polls as the people start experiencing the full joy of multi-culturalism. WAKE UP!
Brussels, 18 June (AKI) – Members of the European Union granted asylum to 78,800 people in 2009 – nearly 4,000 more than the previous year. According to Eurostat, the EU’s official statistics agency, 75,100 people were given asylum in 2008.
In 2009, the highest number of people were granted protection in the United Kingdom (12,500) followed by Germany (12,100), France (10,400), and Sweden (3,600).
Italy granted asylum protection to 8,600 people.
Somalis were the single largest group granted protection from the 27-member EU. Of the 13,400 Somalis granted asylum, 2,385 were given asylum in Italy.
“The rate of recognition varies considerably among member states, which is partly due to the differing citizenships of applicants in each member state,” Eurostat said in a statement.
Of the the 260,000 asylum applicants in 2009, nearly one quarter of them were minors.