The majority - 52 percent - of asylum applications received by EU
countries, Norway and Switzerland in 2015 and 2016 are still awaiting a decision. Due to the historic influx of people over this period, that share accounts for roughly 1.1 million people, according to new analysis
of Eurostat data by Pew Research Center. Aside from those still in limbo over their future, 880,000 have had their applications accepted - the majority of such applicants came from Syria (about 520,000).