Keyword: Theresa May
Theresa May will make her first overseas visits this week, meeting François Hollande in Paris after visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin.
In return for help in making the Channel Tunnel and the port at Calais more “secure”, France has agreed to monitor Britain's borders on its behalf. On the Italian frontier, meanwhile, French police are searching for migrants who have crossed the Mediterranean. As Carine Fouteau reports, interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve has taken on the mantle of Europe's new gatekeeper, at the risk of breaching European law.
In joint article for British newspaper, UK home secretary and French counterpart say the situation is part of a 'global migration crisis'.
A report from the French interior ministry report calls for the two countries to pool resources to deal with asylum applications.
Interior minister wants 'renegotiation' of the Anglo-French agreement which led to closure of notorious Sangatte refugee camp in 2002.