A successful integration of asylum migrants arriving in Europe will largely depend on their success on the European labour arket. In a new Policy Paper we investigate the labour market barriers faced by asylum migrants in Germany, France and the UK. We recommend a full elimination of barriers explicitly created against labour market entry of asylum migrants, and removal of labour market regulations which hit asylum migrants especially hard.The European Union has experienced an increase in asylum applications for several years, with 2014 seeing 570,800 applications, an increase of 47% compared to 2013. The year-to-year increase in applications will be even more pronounced in 2015. Germany, Austria, Hungary, Sweden, the Netherlands and Finland alone expect 1.3 million applications in 2015 — a new high since the Balkan crisis of the 1990s.