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?