• 5. Country Profile: France
  • 5.1. Introduction
  • 5.2. Background information on France
  • 5.2.1. Development in the number of applicants
  • 5.2.2. Number of asylum statuses granted
  • 5.2.3. Main countries of origin
  • 5.2.4. Costs
  • 5.2.5. Benefits and costs
  • 5.3. Organisation of the asylum procedure
  • 5.3.1. Co-ordination
  • 5.4. Legal basis
  • 5.4.1. Main changes
  • 5.5. Arrangements immediately upon arrival
  • 5.6. Accommodation
  • 5.6.1. Names and addresses of reception and accommodation centres
  • 5.6.2. Special treatment
  • 5.6.3. Standard and facilities of reception and accommodation centres
  • 5.6.4. Possible changes and developments
  • 5.7. Means of subsistence
  • 5.8. Access to education
  • 5.9. Access to the labour market
  • 5.10. Access to health care
  • 5.11. Rules on detention and other restrictions on free movement
  • 5.12. Differences in treatment according to the stage of the asylum procedure and the type of status sought
  • 5.13. Political atmosphere surrounding refugees and immigrants
  • 5.13.1.The public debate
  • 5.13.2.The political debate
  • 5.13.3.International co-operation