Asylum applications in the European Union

Asylum applications in the European Union – which counts an overall population of half a billion people – have grown steadily over the last five years: they were 261,000 in 2010; 310,000 in 2011, 336,000 in 2012, 432,000 in 2013 and 628,000 in 2014. In the first quarter of 2015,...