Chris Tomlinson, Breitbart, November 15, 2022
Frontex, the European Union border agency, has reported that there have been over 275,000 illegal crossings into the EU in the first ten months of the year, figures not seen since the migrant crisis in 2016.
Frontex released a report on Monday stating that 275 500 irregular entries across EU borders were detected in the first ten months of this year, a 73 per cent increase from the same period in 2021, with over 36,000 illegal entries in October alone.
The Western Balkan route remains the most active in Europe and saw over 22,300 illegal border crossing detections in October, a rate three times higher than October of 2021, while overall the rate of illegal entries along the route in the first ten months of 2022 has increased 168 per cent compared to last year.
“So far this year, the Western Balkan region has registered the highest number of detections since the peak of the migration crisis in 2015. The high number of crossings can be attributed to repeated attempts to cross the border by migrants already present in the Western Balkans, but also to persons abusing visa-free access to the region,” Frontex said.