EU Member States granted protection to 135 700 asylum seekers in 2013.
The EU28 Member States granted protection to 135 700 asylum seekers in 2013, compared with 116 200 in 2012. Over the last five years, more than 570 000 asylum seekers were granted protection status 1 in the EU.
Of the 35 800 Syrians granted protection status in the EU28, more than 60% were recorded in two Member States: Sweden (12 000) and Germany (9 600).
In 2013, the highest number of persons granted protection status was registered in Sweden (26 400), followed by Germany (26 100), France (16 200), Italy (14 500) and the United Kingdom (13 400). All together, these five Member States accounted for more than 70% of all those granted protection status in the EU28.
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