France, Germany, and Sweden top the list of the removal of non-EU nationals from European countries in 2022.

W hen it comes to the topic of immigration, deportations are often at the forefront of heated debates. Whether you’re for or against, numbers don’t lie. In 2022, statistics show that France, Germany, and Sweden were the leading countries in Europe for deporting people from outside the European Union (EU) and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).

Let’s break down these numbers and explore what they mean for those countries and the individuals affected.

Deportations by the Numbers

According to the Eurostat database, France deported the most people in 2022, with a total of 14,240 individuals. That’s about 14% of all deportations across EU and EFTA countries. Germany was close behind with 13,130 deportations, accounting for 13% of the total. Meanwhile, Sweden had 10,490, which is 10% of the overall figure.


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