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maandag 3 augustus 2015

Calais crisis: Government 'has got a grip' says Hammond

The UK has "got a grip" on the migrant crisis in Calais, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has said, as he confirmed 100 more guards would be deployed in its Eurotunnel terminal.
Mr Hammond was speaking after chairing a meeting of the government's emergency Cobra committee.
And he said the measures employed so far were "already having an effect".
A French police union said there were 1,700 migrant "intrusions" at a Channel Tunnel freight terminal overnight.
The updated strategy for Calais announced by the foreign secretary includes:
  • A "much improved level of cooperation and collaboration with Eurotunnel over the past 48 hours" which has seen some trains cancelled and others reversed into Coquelles, where there is a danger of illegal migrants being on board
  • UK Border Force and French police having a presence in the Eurotunnel control room at Coquelles from Monday evening
  • Up to 100 additional guards to be deployed into the terminal area
  • The procuring of additional facilities to support Operation Stack lorry-holding operations in Kent, ahead of it beginning again later this week - this sees the M20 closed, to house lorries bound for Dover, while other traffic is diverted on other roads to get around Kent

Artikel via BBC News

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