For Gerald Darminin, Paris is an “ally” of London, but not a “vassal” – Berlamain

For Gerald Darminin, Paris is an


Home Secretary also called upon the British “keep your promise” of financing in relation to Paris because France “Keeps limits to them”.

Interior Minister Gerald Dormann called on the British government on Saturday “keep your promise» Called for financial support for the fight against migrant traffic on French shores and the negotiation of a treaty on the subject between London and the European Union. “We need to negotiate a treaty – since Mr (Michelle) Barnier didn’t when he negotiated Brexit – that binds us to migration issues“He launched during a trip to Loon-Plage in the north, where migrants try to cross the Channel every day to reach England.”I told the British Government and we are waiting for their reply to start these discussions“, he promised that France would take the project forward when it holds the six-monthly presidency of the European Union in January.

«We have a tunnel together, a sea between us and then we’ve been friends for a very long time“The question of these crossings is regularly a source of friction between London and Paris, which has recently crystallized over the financial question.

Remarkably, the French press, although irreconcilable with Morocco, when migrants tried to reach Cebeta by swimming or climbing over the high border fence separating the city from Morocco, was largely opposed to the arrival in Calais by the French police. did not condone the behavior. London-based rights organization Amnesty International has not accused France of ‘Play with people’s lives’, as it has done with other countries.

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62.7 million euros

«The (British) government has not yet paid what they promised us», said Gerald Darmin. “We call on the British to keep their promise of funding as we limit their“, she continued. The United Kingdom at the end of July pledged to pay France 62.7 million euros in 2021-2022 to strengthen French law enforcement on the coasts.

According to the British press, British Home Minister Priti Patel, however, threatened not to pay the amount in early September, as it faced record arrivals of migrants crossing the Channel illegally. “We have not seen the economic color of the 63 crores that the British government called for. However, in addition genders were hired, technical means were procured to maintain this limit.», explained Gerald Darmin.

«friend“But not”vassal»

He claimed that France “an ally of Great Britain” majority of “not his vassal». «We are there to put limits, it’s true. But we are in favor of doing it in complement with our British friends“, he added. According to him, there has been an increase of 15 points in the arrests of undercover boats in the last three months.”50% to 65% of boats stalled».

«If we put in all these means and if our British friends continue to help us, we should be able to reach almost 100%.“, he speculated. Gerald Dormann also confirmed receiving assurances from the director of Frontex, the European border monitoring agency, that this agency would be “meeting” from here “end of yearHelping in surveillance of the area including aerial surveillance.

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