Germany Remains EU's Main Migrant Destination With Over 100,000 Annual Requests - Reports
Muhammad Irfan 1 month ago Sun 17th October 2021 | 02:20 PM
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 17th October, 2021) Germany remains the most popular European destination for migrants, with more than 100,000 asylum bids recorded for nine years in a row, media said Sunday.
France came far behind with 54,105 asylum applications fielded between January and September of this year, followed by Spain with 41,799 requests, Italy with 37,492 requests and Austria with 22,928 requests.
Most of those coming to Germany from Belarus are Syrians but also Iraqis and more recently Pakistanis, Egyptians and Jordanians. Germany cannot bolster security on the Polish border as any limits would breach the EU's freedom of movement rules.