Sweden has said it is considering deporting between 60,000 and 80,000 people in the coming years whose asylum process has run out.

The EU's Eurostat agency says that in 2014, the latest available figure, 470,080 third-country nationals were ordered to leave the bloc, yet the number actually removed was only 192,445, or only some 40 percent.

Across the EU, there is increasing political urgency to raise the number of people being sent back. Here are some statistics from agencies in member states on their return rates:

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Britain (2014):

Enforced removals: 12,627

Voluntary departures : 27,552

Total : 40,179

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France (2015):

Enforced removals: 15,485

Voluntary departures: 14,111

Total: 29,596

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Germany (2015):

Enforced removals: 20,888

Voluntary departures: 37,220

Total: 58,108

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Austria (2015):

Enforced removals: 3,300

Voluntary departures: 5,100

Total: 5,100

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Belgium (2015):

Enforced removals: 5,894

Voluntary departures: 4,178

Total: 10,072

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Netherlands (2014):

Enforced removals: 4,400

Voluntary departures: 11,550

Total: 15,950