FRONTEX: in July, the number of attempts to illegally cross the external EU border increased by nearly a third

European Border and Coast Guard Agency (FRONTEX) reports that, if compared to June, in July the number of attempts to illegally cross external European Union border increased by almost a third.

Among total 8,650 of such cases, in July, most illegal attempts (in total – 4,650) were registered in the Central Mediterranean route, where, if compared to the same period last month, significantly grew the extent of irregular migration from Tunisia.

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