France: The number of asylum applications has reached record levels in 2023, and Afghans are at the forefront

February 18, 2024

The French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons (Ofpra) announced that it had received “142,500 applications for international protection, including 123,400 asylum applications for the first time” during the year 2023, which represents an unprecedented increase in the number of asylum applications in France. Afghans represented the largest number of asylum seekers […]

Bulgaria arrests 18,000 migrants who tried to cross the border during 2023, most of them Syrians

January 15, 2024

The Bulgarian Ministry of Interior announced the arrest of 18,008 immigrants from non-European Union nationals between January 1 and November 2023, in an attempt to limit the flow of asylum seekers to Europe. The Ministry explained in a statement on January 4 that this number represents an increase of 15.4% compared to 2022. Syrians make […]

While Faeser emphasized the protection of Jews
A German official calls for the deportation of “dangerous Islamists” to Syria and Afghanistan

December 28, 2023

Media outlets reported that the Minister of the Interior of a German state called for the return of “Islamists” who are dangerous to public security and who come from Syria and Afghanistan to their countries, while the Federal Minister stressed the need to point out that “Jewish life falls under special protection from our state.” […]

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