BELGRADE - In the first two months of 2014, 1,539 people sought political asylum in Serbia, while the total for 2013 was 5,065.
"This data indicates that there will be more and more people seeking political asylum in Serbia and that it is something to consider," Executive Director of the Asylum Protection Centre Rados Djurovic has told Tanjug.
The German Federal Service on Migration and Refugees said that 9,420 people from Macedonia lodged asylum applications in Germany in 2013, Deutsche Welle reported.
The figure represents a sharp increase from 2012, when almost 6,900 Macedonians sought asylum in Germany, and from 2011, when there were 1,750 applicants from the Balkan state.
BELGRADE - Serbia registered more irregular migrants in transit to the EU than asylum seekers, it was noted during a meeting on asylum and migration on Tuesday.