European Commission Vice-President Margaritis Schinas said on Saturday that it was up to Britain to resolve its problems relating to the influx of migrants since leaving the European Union.
The United Kingdom
left the European Union; as a result, he
must now decide how to organize the management of border control, Schinas told reporters on the Greek island of Kos.
” If I remember correctly, the main slogan of the referendum campaign [sur le Brexit] was “We are taking back control”. “
Since the United Kingdom took back control, it is up to the British to find the necessary measures to make this control operational., he stressed.
Diplomatic tensions between Paris and London
The migrant crisis escalated dramatically after the sinking of a boat in the English Channel on Wednesday that killed 27 migrants. Tensions between France and the UK have escalated further after a letter from UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson posted on Twitter, asking France to take back migrants arriving in the UK.
The publication of this letter ulcerated France.
” I am surprised at the methods when they are not serious. “
The French Minister of the Interior, Gerald Darmanin, canceled the visit to Calais (northern France) on Sunday of his British counterpart, Priti Patel, who was to participate in a crisis meeting on migrants.
The meeting will take place in the presence of the Belgian, German and Dutch ministers responsible for immigration, as well as the European Commission.