Although Germany and Sweden are not front-line countries exposed to immigration, they were among those receiving the largest number of asylum seekers in 2014.
Together with France and Italy, Germany and Sweden accepted 62% of all asylum seekers in the EU that year.
The countries with the highest proportion of positive decisions to asylum requests are Germany, Bulgaria, the UK, Belgium and France.
The number of pending asylum seeker cases is on the increase and has exceeeded 500,000.
Syria continues to be the country, where the largest number of asylum seekers come from.