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Baltic states have taken in 513 of the planned 1,481 asylum seekers

BC, Tallinn, 08.02.2017.Print version
The Baltic states have so far taken in 513 of the 1,481 asylum seekers that have to be relocated to the Baltics from Italy and Greece under the EU-wide program, the European Commission said in its ninth report on relocation and resettlement, which provides an assessment of the situation after December 8, 2016, writes LETA/BNS.

According to the information released by the European Commission, Estonia and Lithuania has not yet admitted any asylum seekers from Italy, whereas Latvia has taken in nine people relocated from this country. Asylum seekers that have been relocated from Greece make up the largest group resettled in the Baltics: 229 people have been relocated to Lithuania, 87 to Estonia and 188 to Latvia.


Latvia has committed to taking in 295 people from Greece, Lithuania 420 and Estonia 204. Of the asylum seekers to be relocated from Italy, Latvia is expected to admit 186, Lithuania 251 and Estonia 125 persons.


Since the launch of the EU-wide relocation system, 3,200 asylum seekers have been relocated to other member states from Italy and 8,766 from Greece, or 11,966 persons from both countries.


In 2015, Latvia committed to admitting 531 asylum seekers under the EU program, including 295 people from Greece, 186 from Italy and 50 from refugee camps in Turkey.






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