Sharp drop in illegal migrants entering EU last year

Warsaw (AFP) – The European Union saw in 2017 the lowest number of detected illegal border-crossings since the migrant crisis began four years ago, the EU border agency Frontex said Tuesday. “The annual total of 204,700 marked a significant decrease compared to recent years, but not yet a return to the situation before 2014,” the Warsaw-based agency said, upon releasing a new report based on figures provided by EU member states. More details in Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin­­