FRONTEX: in September, the number of attempts to illegally cross the external EU border decreased

European Border and Coast Guard Agency (FRONTEX) reports that, compared to August, in September the number of attempts to illegally cross the external European Union border decreased by 19 percent.

Most illegal attempts (in total – almost 3 300) 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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