EU Deported More Non-EU Citizens In The Q2 Of 2023

EU Deported More Non-EU Citizens In The Q2 Of 2023

The number of immigrants deported from European Union countries rose by 29% in the second quarter of 2023.

Of the 105,865 non-EU citizens who were ordered to leave an EU country, 26,600 were deported to another country, an increase of 29% from the second quarter of last year.

Those figures include people returned to other EU countries, but a 76% majority were sent outside the bloc's borders, Eurostat stated.

Data showed that Moroccan and Algerian citizens accounted for 8% of those ordered to leave the territory of an EU country in the second quarter of 2023, followed by Turkish citizens (5%), Georgian citizens (5%), and Afghan citizens (4%).

As for those who returned to another country, most were citizens of Georgia (9 %), Albania (8 %), Moldova (5 %), Türkiye (5%) and India (4 %).

By individual country, the highest number of non-EU nationals ordered to leave the territory of an EU country was reported in the following countries:

Regarding people who returned to another country, Germany (3,805), France (3,005), and Sweden (2,690) had the highest figures.

On October 4, 2023, the EU sealed a deal on how to handle irregular immigration at times of exceptionally high arrivals, taking a step towards overhauling the bloc's asylum and migration rules.

Under the deal, member countries could speed up asylum procedures and request immediate assistance from EU peers, such as financial aid and relocations.

The EU has been seeking to reform its asylum system since more than a million people reached its shores in 2015.

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