PARIS, Nov 29 (Reuters) – The French government is set to resume talks to find an agreement with London on the migration crisis, Interior Minister Gralt Dormann said on Monday. It also calls on Great Britain to open the legal path to allowing asylum seekers into its territory.
Gralt Dormann announced that Paris had invited London to reduce its economic attractiveness and that Jean Costex would write to Boris Johnson on Tuesday to explain the French demands.
Fighting over immigrants has fueled controversy over fishing and escalated tensions between Brexit over London and Paris.
“We hear what the British from Europe are asking: everyone must respect their duties,” he added, adding that there were no British soldiers in Great Britain or police patrolling the French coast. “Not seriously” for him.
Strengthening Coastal Surveillance
Following the deaths of 27 migrants trying to cross the canal to reach the UK last week, Interior Minister Gralt Dormின்n announced a number of decisions taken by Emmanuel Macron to strengthen the means of combating the kidnapping networks.
Two key measures were put forward, namely the strengthening of air surveillance and the relocation of the “Central Office for the Recruitment of Unauthorized Migrant and Unnamed Foreigners” (OCRIEST) to prioritize the fight against hijackers. Speaking after the Security and National Security Council meeting on Monday morning, Gralt Dormann said the Interior Ministry would deploy two additional helicopters and the Office for the Struggle against Hijackers would double its staff.
The announcements come a day after a meeting of French, Belgian, Dutch and German interior ministers involved in the fight against illegal immigration. It was then decided to station the European Frontex aircraft.
Following the release of a letter from Boris Johnson Emmanuel Macron on Twitter on Thursday, British Home Secretary Priti Patel was expelled from the meeting, proposing that France withdraw all British emigrants, especially those deported to Britain. (Rdig by Camille Raynaud)