Doh! Surge in illegal border crossings adds to militant threat: EU report

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU member states reported a record 1.82 million illegal border crossings last year, a surge that made Europe more vulnerable to militant attacks, border agency Frontex said on Tuesday.

The figure was six times more than the previous record in 2014.

Syrian nationals accounted for the largest proportion of arrivals, although the share of Afghans rose significantly towards the end of the year and Iraqis were the third largest nationality using this route.

  • Xavier

    Thank goodness that doesn’t happen here in North America; our governments keep us safe and secure.

  • tom_billesley

    Dispersal policy working out well.
    Centre of Cagliari, capital of Sardinia, occupied for seven hours. Eritrean and Somali protesters sat or lay down in the streets preventing any flow of traffic.
    Local and national politicians are now speaking of a real threat to public order and a crisis situation in Sardinia, requiring immediate intervention.