Number of asylum seekers in Slovakia continues to decline

The number of asylum seekers in Slovakia keeps declining: from the start of 2013 until May 31, a total of 184 foreigners sought asylum, most of them from Somalia, Eritrea, Georgia, Pakistan, Ukraine, Afghanistan, China, Iran, Syria, and Vietnam. The data were released by the Interior Ministry, which administers asylum claims.

The number of asylum seekers in Slovakia keeps declining: from the start of 2013 until May 31, a total of 184 foreigners sought asylum, most of them from Somalia, Eritrea, Georgia, Pakistan, Ukraine, Afghanistan, China, Iran, Syria, and Vietnam. The data were released by the Interior Ministry, which administers asylum claims.

“To compare, in 2004 there were about 11,500 starts of asylum proceedings, while in 2012 there were 732 cases,” the TASR newswire reported, quoting the ministry statistics. Most asylum seekers came from Afghanistan.

"Asylum was granted in two cases, while in 14 cases additional protection was granted,” Zuzana Miškolci of the Interior Ministry told the SITA newswire.

Several events were organised to mark World Refugee Day on June 20. In the Opatovská Nová Ves residential camp and the Humenné detention camp there were events for refugees, as well as an umbrella march in Košice and a cultural performance in Bratislava, TASR wrote.

Sources: TASR, SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

Investors pursued projects and transactions despite the virus

Investors pursued projects and transactions despite the virus. Check out the 2020 investment highlights from Slovakia.

The visualisation of new Istropolis building

Better times ahead for the Calvary in Bratislava

The last preserved station was restored this summer.

The last preserved station of the Stations of the Cross in Bratislava

Why you need to buy a belt

On this Black Friday, with society teetering on the brink of chaos, I ask that we all do our part.

Virtual school and children's well-being

11 tips how to help children thrive during the pandemic.