In Cyprus, the number of applications for asylum has reached record levels.
Last year alone, requests were submitted 2840 and 35% on this more than in the year 2015, 2150 when it was submitted bids.
From 2840 41% of applications filed the citizens of Syria, 8% - Somalia, 7% - Pakistan.
According to the statistical agency «Eurostat», Cyprus today takes 5 position in the ranking of European countries by the number of requests for political asylum.
According to a report of a statistical agency, all of the EU countries in the year 2016 such statements filed 1 204 300 people, and in the year 2015 - 1 257 000. Of these, 334 800 - Syrian citizens, 183000 - 127000 and Afghanistan - Iraq.
In the ranking of countries by number of queries lead Germany (60%), Italy (10%) and France (6%).