Frontex posted this map to its web site this week. According to Frontex, “[t]he map describes the current migratory situation at the external borders of the EU, including the main entry routes of irregular migration into the European Union.”
Note the significant reductions in migrants detected at all maritime borders:
- Jan-June 2010 – 6.557
- Jan-June 2009 – 26.398
- Decrease of 75%
This 75% decrease over the first six months of 2010 compared with the first six months of 2009 is on top of the 43% reduction in migrants detected at maritime borders in 2009 relative to 2008:
- 2009 – 48.700
- 2008 – 84.900
- Decrease of 43%
Note the further breakdown of the figures in the Legends of the two maps. You probably need to click on the links to view higher quality images of the maps.
Click here for link to Jan-June 2010 Map.
Click here for link to 2009 Map.