FRONTEX: in June, continuous increase of attempts to irregularly cross the EU border

European Border and Coast Guard Agency (FRONTEX) reports that, compared to the same period last year, this June the number of attempts to irregularly cross the external European Union border increased by 69 percent.

From January to June, 2021, most irregular attempts (in total – 21 955) were registered on the Central Mediterranean route, where, if compared to the same period last year, the extent of irregular migration has grown by 159 percent. Mostly, attempts to irregularly cross the EU border in this region were registered among nationals and Tunisia and Bangladesh.

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2021

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2020

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