Posted on October 6, 2022

EU Countries Again Carrying Out More Deportations

Deutsche Welle, October 3, 2022

According to figures released Monday by the EU’s statistics arm Eurostat, there was an increase in the second quarter of 2022 in the number of deportation orders issued across the 27-nation bloc.

While 23,110 deportations were carried out, including some people being sent from one EU member country to another, the deportation of 96,550 non-EU citizens from EU nations was ordered in the second quarter of 2022.

Compared to the second quarter of 2021, the numbers represent a 15% increase in deportation orders and an 11% increase in the number of deportations actually carried out.


France ordered the largest numbers to be deported in the second quarter, with 33,450 deportation orders. After France, Greece ordered 8,750 people out, Germany 8,275 people and Italy 6,020 individuals.

During the second quarter of this year, France carried out 3,590 deportations. That is more than Germany’s 2,765 deportations.


After France and Germany, Sweden carried out the largest number of deportations in the second quarter with 2,380 people sent home and Greece returning 1,770 people.