EASO: in May, the number of asylum requests in the EU increased insignificantly

European Asylum Support Office (EASO) informs that compared to April, in May the number of asylum requests in the EU increased insignificantly (from 8 730 in April to 10 200 in May).

It is noteworthy that in April EU registered lowest asylum requests number since at least 2008. The trends are identified with the COVID-19 virus outbreak and restricted health protection measures in the Union states.