French Minister: Half of the migrants crossing the Canal come from Belgium | Abroad

Migrants are “a large part of the migration that we know in southern Europe but also in Belgium,” he said. “Fifty percent of the migrants who arrive in Calais and Dunkirk (in northern France) come from Belgium.”

Darmanin was also pleased that the British kept their promise and confirmed that they would pay France 62.7 million euros in 2021-2022 to strengthen border controls on the French side. On Saturday, the minister in northern France called on the UK to transfer funds and negotiate a treaty between the EU and the UK after Brexit. “We must have fair, balanced and peaceful relations with our friends,” the minister said on Tuesday.

The number of people crossing the canal illegally has risen sharply since 2018, despite authorities warning of the dangers of crossing by boat. According to French authorities, about 15,400 migrants made the journey between January 1 and August 31, 3,500 of whom were rescued after experiencing difficulties. 9,500 people crossed the channel in 2020, compared to 2,300 in 2019 and 600 in 2018.

See also  The number of infections with a known omicron tomorrow • South Africa feels the punishment

Megan Vasquez

"Creator. Coffee buff. Internet lover. Organizer. Pop culture geek. Tv fan. Proud foodaholic."

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *