FRONTEX: in October, the number of attempts to illegally cross the external EU border continued to decrease

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

Most illegal attempts (in total – almost 3 500) were registered in the Western Balkans route, where, if compared to the same period last month, the extent of irregular migration has grown by more than a third. More than half of the times, the attempt to illegally cross the EU border in this region was made by the Syrian nationals.

For previous months figures, see:

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