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.

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