Frontex has released new data that shows the number of illegal migrants entering the European Union rose to almost 60% in 2021.
In the first seven months this year, more than 82,000 illegal border crossings were reported. This is a 59% increase on the same period in 2020.
The month of July saw an increase in multiple comparisons, with 17,300 illegal crossings. This is up from 14,600 in Juni and 33 percent more than July last year.