FRONTEX: in January, the number of attempts to illegally cross the external EU border fell by nearly half from a year ago

European Border and Coast Guard Agency (FRONTEX) reports that, compared to the same period last year, this January the number of attempts to illegally cross the external European Union border decreased by almost 50 percent.

Most illegal attempts (in total – almost 2 200) were registered in the Western Balkans route, where, if compared to the same period last year, the extent of irregular migration has fallen by 14 times. Mostly, an attempt to illegally cross the EU border in this region was made by the Syrian and Afghan nationals.

Frontex January 2021

For previous periods figures, see:

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