Eurostat circulated a report last month which also saw a similar upward trend in asylum applications in EU Member States. While more Tunisians sought asylum during this period, the largest groups overall were Afghans, Russians and Iraqis. For more information, see "Number of asylum applicants on rise during the first quarter of 2011," Statistics in Focus, no. 48/2011 (Sept. 2011).
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