Number of asylum seekers in Europe in 2015

Definition of asylum applicants: „*Asylum applicant‘ means a person having submitted an application for international protection or having been included in such application as a family member during the reference period. ‚Application for international protection‘ means an application for international protection as defined in Art.2(h) of Directive 2011/95/EU, i.e. a request made by a third-country national or a stateless person for protection from a Member State, who can be understood to seek refugee status or subsidiary protection status, and who does not explicitly request another kind of protection, outside the…

EU budget contribution per member state

How much does your country contribute to the EU budget? This map shows the EU Member States‘ contributions to the European Union budget in 2014. While more than half of the EU member states contributed shares between 0.06 percent (Malta) and 1.90 percent (Denmark), only three Member States, namely Italy, France and  Germany, reached contribution shares greater than 10 percent. Including the United Kingdom, these four countries make up over 60 percent of all contributions, with Germany contributing the largest single proportion. Data source: European Union