Migration within the EU resulting from misleading incentives and varying
compliance with EU standards has markedly increased in the past few years.
According to Eurodac data, in 2016, among the 1.02 m asylum applicants
registered in the system, 30% had already filed an application in another
member state. In 2015, the respective share was 22% (2014: 27%). In France,
the Ministry of Interior estimates that, in 2017, about half of the approximately
100,000 asylum seekers had already previously been registered in a partner
country (FAZ, 20 February 2018). The pattern is similar for persons registered
as illegally staying in the EU.
In 2016, about 50% of these 253,000 persons had
also filed an application elsewhere in the EU. In 2014 and 2015, the figures stood
at 36% and 31%, respectively.