About: Channel Tunnel

Railways 24-02-2021

France, Britain urged to rescue Eurostar from bankruptcy

Lawmakers from across the political spectrum have called on the French and UK governments to support the financially-moribund Eurostar, as they did with struggling airlines.
Brexit 08-01-2021

Hauliers count costs after first week of post-Brexit border regime

Hauliers are already counting the cost of the new post-Brexit border rules after the first week of life with the UK outside the EU’s single market saw truck queues, delays, and supply chain disruptions.
Railways 18-12-2020

EU Parliament adopts rules to keep Eurotunnel working

The European Parliament adopted temporary rules on Thursday (17 December) to allow the Eurotunnel handling vehicle and freight traffic under the Channel between the UK and France to keep operating.
Railways 17-12-2020

No light yet at end of Channel Tunnel Brexit talks

Talks between France and the United Kingdom over the management of the Channel Tunnel risk failing as the EU’s plan for the rail link is “absolutely unacceptable”, a UK government minister said on Wednesday (16 December).
Railways 20-10-2020

The Channel Tunnel: the other Brexit border?

On 8 October 2020, the European Parliament approved legislation to ensure safe Channel Tunnel operations post-Brexit transition. In addition to COVID-19, Brexit will have far-reaching consequences for cross-Channel border connections. History highlights what is at stake.
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.

Channel Tunnel operator criticises UK asylum decision

The company, which operates the Channel Tunnel, said on Tuesday (5 January) that Britain's decision to grant asylum to a Sudanese man who walked the passage between France and England was "unfortunate".

France and Britain to defuse Calais migrant crisis

France and Britain are to sign a deal today (20 August) aimed at preventing undocumented migrants entering the Channel Tunnel, while stepping up joint police operations against the people-smugglers who profit from their desperation to reach Britain.
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.
Brexit 05-03-2015

UK sells Eurostar stake

The British government has agreed to sell its 40% stake in Eurostar for a total of £757 million.
Transport 20-06-2013

Commission presses Eurotunnel to lower tunnel charges

The European Commission has given France and Britain two months to respond to a request to lower charges for passenger and freight trains to use the Channel Tunnel, or face possible court action.