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EU Migrant Influx in 2015 Already Double Last Year's Total

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The number of migrants who arrived in the European Union in the first nine months of 2015 is already more than twice the total during the whole of last year, the EU’s border-management agency said, highlighting the scale of the challenge faced by the bloc’s leaders.

More than 710,000 migrants arrived between January and September, compared with 282,000 in 2014, Frontex said in a statement on Tuesday.