According to the 2022 report of the European Union Agency for Asylum, the number of asylum seekers from Georgia in the European Union and the Schengen area increased by 68% last year and amounted to 14,970. France accounts for 37% of asylum applications.
"Most applications were made for asylum in France. France accounts for 37% (about 5 539) of the total applications made in 2021. Initial asylum claims of 10,590 Georgian citizens were refused in 2021. Germany accounts for the largest number of refusals, namely 28% of total applications), - Vano Chkhikvadze notes.