More than 710,000 immigrants reach Europe in 2015

BRUSSELS, Oct. 14 (MNA) – More than 710,000 immigrants came to Europe this year, the safeguarding European Border Agency Frontex, reported on tuesday, while Libya said it detained some 100 smugglers.

The Frontex document states that the figure corresponds to the period from January 1 to September 30 this year, the capital's television highlights.

The Greek islands in the Aegean Sea are the most affected ones by the migratory flow that then overflowed, especially, the borders of Macedonia, Serbia, Hungary, and Croatia, the route followed by thousands of refugees on its way towards rich European countries.

Greece received more than 300,000 foreigners, mostly Syrians, Iraqis and Afghans, seeking refuge from the conflict in their countries, partly triggered from abroad with participation of several Western powers.

The immigration crisis took about 28 members of the European Union (EU) to agree a payment plan to relocate only 120,000 undocumented workers in several months.

However, to prevent the entry of immigrants in the Mediterranean Sea, the EU implemented an operation to arrest smugglers and board suspect ships off the Libyan coast, from where the foreigners leave for Europe.

 

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