Spain in 2014 hosted only 0, 9% of the total number of immigrants in the EU member States - such information provided by the Spanish Commission for refugee assistance (CEAR).
Only in 2014 for asylum in Spain turned 5 947 people, 32% more than the year before (4 502). 3 614 people have asked to provide them with international protection or political asylum was denied in 56% of these cases.
According to the messenger CEAR Nuria Diaz, most often for asylum in Spain treated in the past year came From Syria (1 679), Ukraine (946), Mali (620) and Algeria (309).
on the background of other European countries, Spain is host to a small number of refugees in the EU member States for asylum in 2014 turned 626 065 people.
In just the last 14 years 72 215 people asked for asylum in Spain is the third part from immigrants, which was hosted by Germany in only one 2014 (202 645 people).
While Spain was against the proposal of the European Commission on the allocation of quotas on the admission of refugees among member countries of the EU. According to the plans of Brussels, Spain must take 9, 1% (i.e. 1 549 people) of the total flow of immigrants into the European Union. According to the proposals of the EC, in 2015-2016 the EU member States will take 20 thousand immigrants. For this purpose the EC plans to allocate ? 50 million. The biggest burden will fall on Germany, France, Italy and Spain. Germany will have to post 18% of immigrants (3 086 persons), France - 14% (2 375 people), Italy - 12% (1 989), Spain - 9%.
Quotas are set depending on the number of residents, as well as such indicators as GDP, the level of unemployment, the number of refugees already taken. The Spanish authorities are against the EC proposal as they believe that Spain has currently makes a very big contribution in controlling the flow of refugees From Morocco, Senegal and Mauritania.
According to a Thursday report of the high Commissioner of the United Nations on Affairs of immigrants, more than 60 million people - a record number in recorded history - had to leave their homes because of war, conflict and persecution in 2014. According to the report, the number of displaced persons in the European Union in 2014 increased by 51% in the middle East and North Africa, 19% in Central Africa 17%, Asia 31%, in the Americas by 12%.
in 2014, the Syrian Arab Republic has become a country with the highest number of displaced persons within the country (7, 6 million) and beyond (3, 88 million). It is followed by Afghanistan (2, 59 million) and Somalia (1, 1 million). World day of immigrants in the world celebrated on June 20.