Albanians Top the List of Asylum-Seekers
Albanian Daily News
Published September 23, 2017
Albanians top the list of asylum seekers with the highest level of unreplied request in the EU countries of Norway and Switzerland. This is the conclusion of a survey conducted by the US Company "Pew Research", which suggests that about 89% of Albanian applicants or 75,000 of the 80,000 who applied between 2015 and 2016 are expecting to be presented with their status in by the end of 2017.
Applicants from Kosovo rank at 2nd place where 50,000 applications from a total of 65,000 are still waiting for an answer. Serbian asylum-seekers have submitted 200 requests obtaining only one response.
According to Pew Research, more than 1.1 million 2.2 million people who have filed an asylum application are still waiting for an answer while a large part of those who have been rejected asylum live in Europe illegally.