Groups of migrants gather on the road as two board a lorry on the access road to reach the ferry terminal in Calais, France, October 3, 2015. Overnight around 200 migrants tried to get into the Channel Tunnel in France, clashing with staff and police and forcing the suspension of rails services a spokesman for Eurotunnel said. Around 3,000 migrants fleeing war and poverty in Africa and the Middle East are camped on the French side of the tunnel in Calais, trying to board vehicles heading for Britain via the tunnel and on ferries or by walking through the tunnel, even though security measures aimed at keeping them out have been stepped up.    REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Belgium reintroduces border controls with France to prevent influx of Calais migrants

Belgium reintroduced border controls with France on Tuesday to prevent a potential influx of UK-bound migrants if part of the “Jungle” camp in the French ferry port of Calais is demolished.

The move, which is a blow to the 26-nation European passport-free Schengen zone, came as a legal challenge forced the French authorities to postpone a plan to demolish the southern section of the camp, where NGOs say 3,400 migrants are living in makeshift huts and tents while they try to smuggle themselves into Britain.

  • tom_billesley

    On 3 August 1914 British Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey said: ‘The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our lefetime”
    Now, fences are going up all over Europe, border after border.

  • tom_billesley

    Someone has rediscovered the true meaning of the word “progressive”
    Regional administration head Fabienne Buccio said on Europe-1 radio the expulsion order doesn’t mean authorities will use force. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve insisted the evacuation would be “progressive.”

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    …buddy up on the roof…is trying to fake being a muslima?