The number of illegal border crossings on Europe’s main migratory routes rose by 6% from the previous month to around 8,300, according to European Border and Coast Guard Agency Frontex.

The agency regularly updates its numbers of arrivals and found the total for the first half of 2019 was nearly a third lower than a year ago at around 42,000.

Regarding the Eastern Mediterranean route, where the main migratory influx for Greece arrives from, the route was used by nearly 4,000 arrivals in Ju...

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