Italian migrant arrivals up 33% in 2017

Down 84% for EU was a whole in same period says border agency

(ANSA) - Rome, May 16 - Frontex said Tuesday that 37,200 migrants arrived in Italy through the Central Mediterranean route in the first four months of 2017, up 33% with respect to the same period last year. The number of detections of illegal border crossings fell 84% in the January-April period compared to the same period last year for the EU as a whole, dropping to 47,000, the EU border agency said.
   

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