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The situation has been tense for several months on the coast between Calais and Dunkirk, but according to the elected official, it is impossible to stop these attempts at crossings. “These people have traveled 5,000 kilometers. When you get to Calais, you see the English coast! They feel like they just have to swim and take a small boat to get there”, he explained on franceinfo.
Four smugglers were arrested today in connection with the sinking of migrants off Calais, which left at least 31 dead, announced the Minister of the Interior, Gerald Darmanin, this evening. Emmanuel Macron asks his European counterparts “the immediate reinforcement of the resources of the Frontex agency at the external borders of the EU and an emergency meeting of European ministers concerned by the migration challenge”. Follow our live.
France has 8,765 people hospitalized for a coronavirus infection, including 1,483 in intensive care, according to the latest data published by Public Health France today. The Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, will give a press conference on Thursday to announce new measures. Follow our live.
• The European Commission has asked London to settle the post-Brexit dispute over fishing licenses with France by December 10, announced one of its spokespersons. France is demanding more fishing licenses in London and the Channel Island of Jersey as part of the post-Brexit agreement signed at the end of 2020.
• Karim Benzema has been condemned one year suspended sentence for his involvement in the sextape blackmail case against his former France teammate Mathieu Valbuena. His lawyer has announced that he is appealing the decision.
In this press release, Emmanuel Macron asks his European counterparts to immediately strengthen the resources of the Frontex agency at the external borders of the EU and an emergency meeting of European ministers concerned by the migration challenge.
Asked about franceinfo, the one who carried out a mission of mediator in Calais on this question of migrants believes that the main problem is the care of these people. He said to himself “horrified” after the sinking of a migrant boat off Calais, which left at least 27 dead.
• Third booster dose open to all, reduced test validity period … Here is the avenues considered by the executive to face the fifth wave. Olivier Véran will announce new measures tomorrow at midday.
The sinking off Calais (Pas-de-Calais) of a boat carrying migrants trying to reach Great Britain killed at least 27 people, according to a new report. Jean Castex denounces a “tragedy” and Gérald Darmanin is expected on site.
#GERMANY German Social Democrats, Greens and Liberals have concluded a government agreement to form a coalition that will come to power after the departure of Angela Merkel. The Liberals inherit in particular from the Ministry of Finance and the Greens of a giant ministry bringing together Economy and Climate.
• Karim Benzema was sentenced to one year in prison for his involvement in the sextape blackmail case against footballer Mathieu Valbuena. His lawyer has announced that he is appealing the decision.