This meeting takes place four days after the worst migratory drama to have occurred in the sea separating France from the United Kingdom: the sinking of an inflatable boat which claimed the lives of at least 27 people on Wednesday.
These deaths are too many and
we cannot accept that other people dieMr Darmanin said to his guests, the ministers responsible for German, Dutch and Belgian immigration, as well as the European Commissioner for Home Affairs and the directors of the European criminal police agencies Europol and Frontex borders.
The Frontex plane
will day and night be able to help the French, Dutch and Belgian police, said Mr. Darmanin, also reaffirming the will of Paris to
his british friends, to better dry up this migratory route, but on
an equal footing.
was not anti-English, she was pro-European, he stressed.
In a joint statement, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and France agreed to
strengthen their operational cooperation against trafficking, but also
improve joint cooperation with the UK.
Gérald Darmanin had disinvited his British counterpart, Priti Patel, in response to a letter published Thursday evening on Twitter by Boris Johnson, asking Paris to take back migrants arriving from France to the United Kingdom.
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But it is also necessary
fight against English attractiveness with migrants, in particular
a labor market which means that without ID you can work, he added, also noting that
there is no longer a legal way to seek asylum in England.
” Why do so many people want to come to UK and see UK as El Dorado? “
We have to move much faster to ensure that these tragedies do not happen because pointing fingers is useless, added Mahdi.
On the German side, Stephan Mayer, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of the Interior, judged
urgent the adoption of
an agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom on migration, arguing for a
post-Dublin agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom.
On board fragile boats, migrants try almost daily to reach the English coast. These crossings have developed since 2018 in the face of the closure of the port of Calais and Eurotunnel that migrants took while hiding in vehicles.
Pope Francis on Sunday expressed his
pain for migrants who died in the Channel, those stranded at the Belarusian border and those who died in the Mediterranean. He made a new appeal
in particular to the civil and military authorities so that understanding and dialogue ultimately prevail over any type of instrumentalisation.