the agreement between London and Paris


Britain will send funds pledged to France to help tackle the smuggling of migrants in the Channel.

The case has exacerbated tensions between London and Paris, already embroiled in a controversy over fishing licenses in British territorial waters.

The United Kingdom has pledged 0.762.7 million in 2021-2022 to finance the strengthening of border controls on the French side.

French Interior Minister Gerald Durman addressed the National Assembly on Tuesday:

“Yesterday evening the British Minister (Home Secretary Priti Patel) wrote to me that he was going to give me the money promised in this letter, and I am delighted because it was a promise kept and I do not do not doubt it. Englishmen and women have a good character.

Over the weekend, more than 1,300 people attempted to cross the UK side, some of whom were rescued with advanced hypothermia.

Since the end of 2018, illegal crossings have erupted, despite officials warning of the dangers of these “small boat” efforts which reached records this summer.

About 15,400 migrants attempted to cross between Jan. 1 and Aug. 31, including 3,500, according to Philip Deuterix, maritime chancellor.Put in trouble“Brought back to the strait and brought back to the French coast.

Channel shortcuts (and attempts to overcome)

  • 2020: 9,500 people
  • 2019: 2,300 people
  • 2018: 600 people

The The UK has long attracted immigrantsMainly because of the language. But the UK government has started reforming the asylum system and passing a controversial bill aimed at harsher punishing those who attempt to enter Britain illegally.

According to Paris, half of illegal immigrants tried to cross the Canal and the Dunkirk Canal from Belgium.

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