EMN: annual report on migration and asylum, 2019

European Migration Network (EMN) published its annual migration and asylum report (2019) that overviews the trends and numbers in the European Union and Norway.

The document comments on the EMN member states development indicators in the field of migration at both national and EU level.

Even though 2019 marked the first increase in asylum applications since 2015, there were proves of significant positive changes regarding attempts to simplify administrative and legal requirements that tend to challenge successful migrants integration into labor market.

Last year can also be associated with speeding up the procedures of voluntary return program.