EU deploys surveillance planes on channels to monitor migrants

From Calais, France-EU border agency plans to deploy 24-hour planes on the channel coast to monitor migrant crossings, France provides European partners with assistance in cracking down on smuggling of people After asking, I announced it on Sunday.

Ministers of immigration from France, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium gathered at the port of Calais in northern France on Sunday afternoon, four days after the unprecedented accident, and 27 people were drowned in the strait.

They met without Britain, but it was excluded after last week’s line.

Shikoku has agreed to “strengthen our operational cooperation” by fighting gangsters organizing boats and life jackets for groups of immigrants across the narrow but dangerous sea routes that separate France and the United Kingdom.

Frontex, the EU border security agency, will deploy surveillance aircraft day and night to assist police in France, the Netherlands and Belgium, French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin has announced.

At the beginning of the meeting, he expressed his fear in the disaster on Wednesday. Twenty-seven people drowned after inflatable dinghy began to lose air while crossing the strait at winter temperatures.

“I can’t accept any more people dying,” Dalmanin said.

The main focus of the Sunday meeting was initially between Dharmanin and Priti Patel, the UK counterpart, after the two countries vowed to work together to tackle this year’s waterway crossing surge after the accident on Wednesday. It was expected to be a meeting.

About 26,000 people sailed from France to England this year.

But within 48 hours of the tragedy, French President Emmanuel Macron accused British Prime Minister Boris Johnson of being “not serious.”

The recent tombs of immigrants who died trying to cross the English Channel are depicted on November 25, 2021 in the North Cemetery of Calais, France. At least 27 immigrants died when a small boat sank trying to cross the English Channel. French government officials said.

Paris was frustrated by Johnson’s first reaction, which was seen as distracting criticism of France, and his decision to write to Macron, which Johnson had fully published on his Twitter account before being received by French leaders. ..

Patel’s invitation to the talks on Sunday was withdrawn because of a breach of diplomatic ritual, pushing the relationship to a new low.

“We have to work with our British friends and tell them a few things,” Dharmanin told reporters on Sunday. “First, help us fight people-smuggling better. Intelligence is needed. Responses to requests from the French police are not always given.

He also repeatedly criticized “England’s charm,” including the lack of a mandatory ID card, making it easier for undocumented immigrants to find a job.

Underfire’s Patel called her absence “unhappy,” but said she would hold an “urgent talk” with European counterparts this week.

“Last week’s tragic incident shows the need for European partners to work together,” she spoke with Dutch immigration minister Ankie Broekers-Knol on Sunday morning in a statement from the Interior Ministry.

Gangsters who smuggle people are known to organize their activities based in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany.

Many immigrants are believed to travel from Belgium to launch sites in northern France, but inflatables and life jackets can be purchased without suspicion in other countries such as the Netherlands and Germany.

According to French officials, one of the five men arrested in connection with Wednesday’s tragedy was driving a car with a German registration.

Immigrants found wet after failing to cross the strait at rue des huttes in Calais, France, on November 25, 2021, leave the shelter and take a bus to a warm place. ..

France and the United Kingdom agree that people’s smugglers need to work more effectively, but there remains conflicting ways to prevent people from being taken into the water.

In his official letter to Macron, Johnson again pressured British police and border guards to patrol with their French counterparts on the northern coast of France-as a violation of sovereignty. Something that was rejected by Paris in the past.

To make it even more controversial, he also proposed to send back all immigrants landing in England. This is a move he claims to “save thousands of lives by fundamentally breaking the business model of criminal organizations.”

France, which received 80,000 asylum applications in 2020, had 27,000 in the UK, but the UK suggests that immigrants should be able to submit documents to northern France.

Activist groups are also seeking a safe route for asylum seekers to reach the UK.

Investigations into the accident last week are ongoing, and French police have not officially disclosed details about the situation or the identities of the victims.

A total of 17 men, 7 women and 3 minors have died, and coastal migrants have told AFP that they have died primarily Iraqi, Iranian and Afghan.

EU deploys surveillance planes on channels to monitor migrants

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