Italy has become a staging point for migrants

Sunday, 16 October, 2016 - 19:00

According to the latest data published by the United Nations refugee agency UNCHR, Greece has yielded to Italy's superiority in the number of migrant’s arrivals.

Fabrice Leggeri, head of the European Border and Coast Guard, confirmed the data: «In terms of irregular migration right now Italy is the member state number one». He added: «We have to be vigilant in the central Mediterranean area because there may also be security risks there, not just the migratory pressure».

The EU-Turkey agreement has greatly contributed to this situation.