Number of Albanian asylum seekers in the past three months grows

Number of Albanian asylum seekers in the past three months grows

The latest figures supplied by European institutions seem to suggest that Albanians continue to be among the 10 countries with the highest number of asylum seekers. Last year, Albanians ranked 9th, leaving behind only Georgia.

With 21.900 asylum applications last year alone, Albanians are undoubtedly on top of the list of European asylum seekers and this comes despite the fact that Albania is considered to be a safe country of origin. Figures supplied by EU authorities indicate that in the last quarter of last year, the number of asylum applications filed by Albanians has risen significantly, with an average of 2000 applications a month, while October 2018 was the month with most applications, namely 2500./ibna/