Frontex trimestrial report (Quarterly – Q03 2010)
Posted by clandestina on 19 January 2011
“At the EU level illegal migration increased between the second and third quarters of 2010, beyond what might be expected from seasonal increases at this time of year.
The increase in detections of illegal border-crossing at the EU level is almost exclusively the result of increased pressure in Greece, where around four-fifths of all detections in the EU were reported. This unprecedented peak in illegal border-crossings at the Greek land border with Turkey is the result of a shift from the sea to the land border with Turkey, plus a large increase in the absolute number of migrants of many different nationalities using Turkey as an entry point to illegally enter the EU.”