FRONTEX: in February, lesser attempts to illegally cross the external EU border

European Border and Coast Guard Agency (FRONTEX) reports that, compared to the same period last year, this February the number of attempts to illegally cross the external European Union border decreased by approximately a half.

In January and February, 2021, most illegal attempts (in total – almost 4 300) were registered in the Central Mediterranean route, where, if compared to the same period last year, the extent of irregular migration has grown by 26 percent. Mostly, an attempt to illegally cross the EU border in this region was made by the Tunisian and Ivory Coast nationals.

FRONTEX February

 

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