Keyword: Calais

France's first Shakespearean-style theatre vandalised

Critics of the 6-million-euro wooden-exterior theatre near Calais have argued that the structure is a waste of public money.

Les autorités françaises bloquent un convoi d'aide anglais destiné à la «jungle» de Calais

Les autorités françaises bloquent un convoi d'aide anglais destiné à la «jungle» de Calais. 

France bars aid convoy trying to reach desperate Calais refugees

Local police chief said local authorities had 'serious reason' to believe arrival of convoy would lead to 'severe disruptions' to public order.

Swathe of Calais migrant 'Jungle' dismantled

Workers with bulldozers and chain saws have finished the razing of the southern half of the notorious makeshift migrant camp in France's Channel port.

Calais and Grande-Synthe, a tale of two radically different migrant camps

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Iraqi Kurds arriving at the Grande-Synthe camp. © Reuters Iraqi Kurds arriving at the Grande-Synthe camp. © Reuters

In its latest attempt to reduce the enduring migrant crisis in the Channel port of Calais, where thousands of people live in insalubrious conditions while hoping to find a passage to Britain, the authrities have built an austere residential camp made out of converted shipping containers. Just several kilometres along the coast, near Dunkirk, where a similar crisis is developing, the Doctors Without Borders NGO has built, in cooperation with the local mayor, an unofficial camp of wooden huts that could not be more different, where it says the aim was to make migrants “feel at home”. But the concept is clearly not shared by the government. Carine Fouteau reports.

Far-right activists arrested in Calais after anti-migrant actions

Police arrested 14 people after they torched tyres and blocked bridges in the Channel port in protests against thousands of migrants gathered there.

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.'

France's Hollande warns of Brexit 'consequences'

Asked about impact of EU exit by UK on border controls in Calais, president said: 'I don't want to scare you .. but there will be consequences.'

France and Britain unveil drone plans ahead of 'terror' summit

Paris and London to spend £1.5bn developing next generation of drones, as summit in France discusses security and Calais migrant crisis.

Calais camp refugees burn shelters as demolitions resume

One refugee group says six shelters were on fire and claims watching police prevented attempts to douse flames.

Clashes as French authorities pull down homes in Calais 'Jungle' camp

Police fire teargas at migrants who threw stones while three shelters set on fire after authorities dismantle makeshift shacks in refugee camp.

French authorities try to pry migrants from Calais camp

After court ruling, officials go from tent to tent trying to convince residents in the so-called 'Jungle' to leave.

French court gives green light to Calais 'Jungle' evacuation

Activists who had sought to stop evacuation of the southern half of the migrant camp say decision will leave thousands with nowhere to go.

Belgium reintroduces border controls to keep out Calais migrants

Belgians aim to prevent potential influx of UK-bound migrants if part of the 'Jungle' camp in the French ferry port of Calais is demolished.

Jude Law, Tom Stoppard join recitals in Calais 'Jungle' before evictions

The actor and playwright were among group of performers reading out literary and historical letters with migrants peforming songs and own texts.