Bulgaria's Roma Community Seeking Asylum

Asylum Figures Down In 2005

The number of people seeking asylum in Sweden has dropped for a third year in a row. The migration board recorded just over 17 and a half thousand asylum seeking applicants in 2005 , down 25 percent on 2004.

There’s been a sharp drop in those seeking asylum from the balkans and from countries in the former soviet union such as Belarus, Armenia, and Georgia.

More people are coming to Sweden now from Irak, Burundi, Eritrea and Bulagria, which has become the fourth biggest asylum country.

The biggest reason for the drop in applications is new, stringent rules on asylum seekers across the EU.

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