In the year of 2018 were asked of 185,000 asylum applications or 16 per cent less than in the previous year. The decisive factor is the number of asylum-only applications, according to interior Minister Horst Seehofer.

Which was, according to Seehofer, in the case of 162,000, as well as nearly 24,000 follow-up applications – total good 36.800 less than 2017 . Seehofer presented in Berlin, the asylum figures for 2018, and the migration report, which covers the years 2016 and 2017.

“The migration will accompany happening to us for years to come,” said Seehofer. Meanwhile, significantly less people are seeking protection in Germany than a few years ago. Many of the 2015 visitors to the country people have made in the following year, an asylum application. In 2016, the number of initial requests has reached a peak value of 722.000. The editorial network Germany reported (RND) in advance. Seehofer wool but, despite a decline in the Refugee, not a reduction in staff at the Federal office for Migration and refugees (Bamf).

The immigration to Germany was a majority European, said Bamf-President Hans-Eckhard summer. Increasingly, people are coming back to study or work in Germany. This is a positive development.

The trend was also from the published monthly asylum figures already known. According to Figures from December, 16 percent less than in the same period of the previous year were made from January to November 2018, approximately 174.000 asylum applications. Already in 2017, the number of asylum applications has 198,000 was gone.

the Greatest immigration from the EU

The migration report analyzes the immigration to Germany in the years 2016 and 2017 in the Detail. 53.4 percent of the course of 2017 had emigrated from a member state of the EU, reported in the RND, citing the report. With 15.4 percent, the next largest group came from Asia.

The annual migration report includes this time in two years, because there was the Bamf, according to technical Changes in the compilation of the population statistics.

Horst Seehofer

The RND that it says: “In 2017, significantly less people are attracted 1.55 million to us than in previous years.”

The Fort trains, however, lie in comparison to the previous years later: “in 2016 there were 1,37 and 2017 1.13 million people. So it was after the very high migration gain in the year of 2015 of almost 1.14 million persons lower migration gains of around 0.5 million in 2016 and 0.4 million in 2017.”

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