Georgian asylum seekers

France concerned over rise in asylum applications by Georgian citizens

By | June 13th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |

(Camille Millerand/OFPRA.) TBILISI, DFWatch--Authorities in France are concerned over a sharp increase in asylum requests by Georgian and Albanian citizens, according to the influential French daily newspaper Le Figaro. The paper based its report on information from the French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons (OFPRA). In the first four months [...]

Georgian asylum seekers to Europe down 13% in April

By | June 20th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |

  Asylum applications by Georgian nationals between April 2016 and April 2018. ( TBILISI, DFWatch–The number of Georgians who sought asylum in Schengen countries dropped 13 percent in April, compared to the month before, but the small Caucasus nation is still over-represented. Despite a modest population of 3.7 million, Georgia still ranks among […]

French refugee office lists Georgia as a safe country

By | January 9th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: |

The refugee camp in Batumi. (DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless (OFPRA) has listed Georgia as one of the countries considered safe at the national level. This means that people from Georgia who seek asylum in France cannot receive it easily, only in […]

Georgian asylum seekers arrested for theft in Germany

By | July 12th, 2012|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – German media reports that Georgians are among the suspects in a bust against shop-lifters in the city of Bielefeld in Germany. The suspects are Georgian and Ukrainian. Several people have been convicted. A man of about 29 from Ukraine stole perfume […]