FRONTEX releases its FRAN Quarterly Report

The Frontex Risk Analysis Network (FRAN) released its newest quarterly Issue 3, July–September 2011.

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This quarterly report presents the evolution of six indicators linked to illegal migration and one indicator linked to asylum within 30 Member States of the FRAN Community in 2011. It presents the different migration routes, the illegal border-crossing and the migrants' profile.

It shows an increase, compared to 2010, in detection of illegal border-crossing, of refusals of entry and of more applications for international protection submitted. It also points out that the majority of illegal border-crossing were limited to a small amount of irregular migration hotspots, mainly situated in Eastern and Central Mediterranean. A rize of Western Mediterranean routes has been mentioned in 2011.

The majority of migrants whose the crossing of EU border has been detected in 2011 are, by order of importance, in 2011, from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria.

The report analyzes the flows of migrants arriving to EU and the effects these flows have on the submission of applications for international protection.

It also studies the evolution of the presence of officers at EU external border, in order to tackle down cross-border crimes.


This report is only available in English.

Publication Date:
Wed 29 Feb 2012
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