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Refugees left behind in coronavirus crisis, aid groups warn

With restrictive measures imposed across Europe, authorities are struggling to provide  food and shelter for migrants and asylum seekers sleeping outdoors, aid organisations have warned.
Brexit 03-09-2019

French customs struggles to cope with no-deal Brexit planning

On 26 August, the French Council of Ministers sacked Rodolphe Gintz after two years as customs chief. Meanwhile, the French customs office is facing up to the difficulties of preparing for a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, EURACTIV France reports.
Brexit 05-11-2018

Brexit: Eurotunnel preparing for increased checks in Calais

Every minute counts when it comes to maintaining a fluid flow of traffic at the entrance to the tunnel under the English Channel. In order to prepare for the return of new checks, post-Brexit, the Eurotunnel site in Calais is mounting a race against the clock. EURACTIV France’s media partner, Ouest-France reports.
Global Europe 05-09-2016

Sarkozy promises to move Calais ‘Jungle’ across the Channel

Nicolas Sarkozy, the Republican frontrunner for the 2017 French presidential election, told la Voix du Nord that he wants to create a "hotspot" in the UK for migrants hoping to cross the channel. EURACTIV France reports.
Brexit 24-06-2016

Brexit threatens to undo UK’s Calais border deal

The bilateral agreement on the policing of the UK border on French territory could be one of the first victims of Brexit. EURACTIV France reports.
Transport 04-03-2016

Refugee crisis puts truckers’ lives at risk, says road transport lobby

An international road transport organisation has warned that it is 'only a matter of time' until refugees in Calais seriously injure or kill truck drivers.
Brexit 27-08-2015

UK migration hits record level

Net migration to Britain has hit record levels, official figures showed Thursday (27 August), with the difference between migrants leaving and arriving in Britain rising to around 329,000 in the year to March.

UK to hit immigrants with tough sentencing

The British government is planning to introduce tough prison sentences to combat illegal migrants seeking employment in the UK. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Brexit 10-08-2015

African migrants threaten EU social infrastructure, says UK’s Hammond

A surge in migrants from Africa threatens the European Union's living standards and social infrastructure, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Sunday (9 August), adding that the bloc was unable to take in millions of people seeking a new life.
Development Policy 07-08-2015

Verhofstadt calls for extraordinary summit on migration

Guy Verhofstadt has called for an extraordinary European summit on migration on Thursday (6 August), to address the “increasingly untenable” situation at the EU’s borders.
Development Policy 05-08-2015

EU offers to help France, UK face Calais migrant crisis

Brussels said on Tuesday (4 August) it was ready to help France and Britain deal with the migrant crisis at the Channel Tunnel, as police on both sides braced for new attempts at the crossing.