According to the European Commission, there are still some 1,907 refugees in the Macedonia (August 2007). It is considered that the majority of them are Roma, Ashkalija and Egyptians from Kosovo.
The recognition rate has remained invariably low. Since the adoption of the Law on Asylum in 2003, about 28 have been granted asylum. The majority of the applicants have been granted temporary protection, a status which is subject to regularly renewal. The asylum procedures including the procedures for appeal have been criticised for their deficiencies.