Keyword: border

Farmer modifies Belgium-France border for tractor path

A farmer redrew the France-Belgium border by moving a century-old border stone to allow his tractor to pass.

Germany tightens Covid controls at French border over variants

Germany's Robert Koch Institute said it would add the Moselle département in north-east France  to the list of “variant of concern” areas that already includes countries such as the Czech Republic, Portugal and the United Kingdom.

France reopens border with UK amid truck gridlock around Dover

France has reopened its borders with the Britain – which were closed at the weekend due to fears over the spread of infections by a new coronavirus strain identified in England – on condition that travellers carry proof of testing negative for the virus, but the huge backlog of trucks that have been piling up around the normally busy port of Dover is expected to take days to clear.

France 'to reopen UK border for truck drivers, nationals and residents'

France is to reopen its borders with the UK, closed earlier this week over fears about the new variant of the coronavirus detected in England, but only to blocked truck drivers, French citizens and others resident in France, and on condition they present a negative result of a test for the virus, according to French media reports.

Why French border incursion left Italy fuming

Italian prosecutors have opened an investigation into incident when French customs officers turned up at Italian town to confront a migrant.

French police use drones and dogs to stop migrants crossing border

Police play cat and mouse with hundreds of migrants stuck in Italian border town of Ventimiglia who are desperate to get to northern Europe.

Belgian police arrested in France with vanload of migrants

The Belgian ambassador to France was on Thursday summoned to explain why the two arrested police officers had crossed the border with 13 migrants in their vehicle.

Huge traffic jams in southern England due to French border controls

Tighter French border security and insufficient staff numbers combined to cause massive queues of holidaymakers heading to continent via port of Dover.

France will not open borders if UK leaves EU says interior minister

Bernard Cazeneuve contradicted claims about impact of Brexit saying: 'We don't need statements that create buzz we need long-term action.'

The migrant crisis in Ventimiglia, the 'new Calais' on the French-Italian border

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French interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve and his British counterpart Theresa May met in Calais on Thursday to announce new joint security measures to prevent thousands of migrants in the Channel port from reaching England. While the desperate situation in Calais has become the focus of headlines, the similar, less-reported plight of growing numbers of migrants blocked at France’s south-eastern border with Italy now threatens to erupt into a major crisis. Louise Fessard reports from the Italian border town of Ventimiglia.

Italian police haul away migrants at France border

Around 300 migrants had been camping out for days in Ventimigila on the frontier, sparking tension between the two countries.