UK will provide £17 million to help France to relocate migrants from Calais to other parts of France….reports Asian Lite News
Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Francois Hollande discussed various bilateral issues including the growing migrant crisis at Calais,
“The United Kingdom has not faced anywhere near the scale of migrants coming to Europe as other countries because we are outside Schengen and retain control of our borders,” said Cameron. “And in Calais, we have worked together with the French to strengthen security to deter migrants from trying to enter Britain.
I want to thank President Hollande for this co-operation and I can announce that we will invest an additional £17 million in priority security infrastructure in Calais to assist the work of the French police. The money will also go towards efforts to move people from the camps in Calais to facilities elsewhere in France, and will fund joint work to return migrants not in need of protection to their home countries.
“The real challenge is in the eastern Mediterranean where we need to break the business model of the criminal smugglers and dissuade people from embarking on a fruitless and perilous journey in search of a new life in Europe,” he added. “That is why the NATO mission is so important and we will meet in Brussels on Monday to discuss what more we can do within the EU to tackle this problem.”