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Playing the EU asylum lottery

A map of which countries allow more asylum claims

Asylum seekers arriving in Europe have not truly made it until their applications are approved, giving them the right to remain as refugees or under some other form of international protection. But asylum approval rates across the European Union vary dramatically.

IRIN has looked at asylum decisions across all 28 EU member states in 2014. Click here to find out which countries have the highest and lowest approval rates, and where certain nationalities should head if they want the best chance of success.




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