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Number of Asylum Seekers Dropping Since 2005

Ljubljana, 7 September - The number of applications for international protection in Slovenia peaked in 2000 with a refugee wave from Iran, and has been dropping since 2005. The Interior Ministry says the reasons for the decline are better EU border control and quicker asylum procedures. A majority of asylum seekers in Slovenia are men.

Miratovac, Serbia
Refugees set up a makeshift camp near the Serbian-Hungarian border as they get ready to enter the EU.
Photo: Tanjug/STA

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