More people are being expelled from the country in the European Union. In the months of April to June 2022, a total of 23,110 people were returned to third countries or other EU countries. That was 11 percent more than in the same months of the previous year. Compared to the months of January to March 2022, the number of evictions has increased by 16 percent. France is the leader of the EU countries with the most requests and departures.
According to Eurostat statistics, a total of 96,550 non-EU citizens were asked to leave EU countries between April and June 2022. That was 12,515 people more than in the same period in 2021. The number increased by 15 percent compared to 84,035 non-EU citizens.
France, Greece and Germany as leaders
In France, 33,450 people would leave the country in the second quarter. That is more than a third (35 percent) of all requests in the EU. Behind Greece with 8750 and Germany with 8275 calls. Austria ranks fifth in the EU with 5385 requests.
In April, May and June, 3,590 people left France. In Germany there were 2,765 people. In Austria there were 1,635 people, which is seven percent of all deportees.
Highest climb in Italy
Compared to the first quarter of this year, Italy recorded the largest increase. In the months of January to March, there were 206 people who would leave the country. In the months of April to June this was 6020. That means an increase of 2215 percent.
The requests mainly concerned people from Algeria, Morocco, Albania and Pakistan. Albanians, Georgians, Russians and Turks were most often repatriated.
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