FRONTEX: in August, the number of attempts to illegally cross the external EU border fell by almost a third

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

Among total 9,200 of such cases, in August, most illegal attempts (in total – 4,800) were registered in the Central Mediterranean route, where, if compared to the same period last month, the extent of irregular migration has been shrinking. Two out of five times, the attempt to illegally cross the EU border in this region was made by the Tunisian nationals.

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