EU says Georgia keeps on dealing with the challenge of increased unfounded asylum application
EU says Georgia keeps on dealing with the challenge of increased unfounded asylum application

“Within the framework of a visa-free regime, almost 900.000 visits to Schengen and Schengen- associated countries have been made by Georgian citizens since its entry into force,” the European Union said in its statement published earlier today.

Furthermore, the EU stressed that asylum requests have not decreased. However, the report added that “Georgia has continued to pro-actively address the challenge of increased unfounded asylum applications.”

“The number of asylum requests made by Georgians in EU/Schengen countries remained high in 2019, exceeding the overall number of asylum requests in 2018 and 2017, ranking Georgian nationals amongst the top nationalities requesting international protection in the EU,” the report said.

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