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29th May 2016

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Over 450,000 asylum applications in Europe in 2013

Over 450,000 asylum applications were made in Europe in 2013, according to the Malta-based European Asylum Support Office. The tally includes applications made in Norway, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Iceland. In December 2013, the total number decreased 13% compared to November but increased by 24% compared to December 2012.

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  5. Juncker's spin-doctor warns of populist 'horror'
  6. EU urges Hungary to end discrimination of Roma children
  7. Majority of voters think UK will stay in EU
  8. Leading MEP says Greek bailout will not work

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