This site uses cookies. By accepting cookies you can optimise your browsing experience. Read more.
France: Cazeneueve denies Brexit alters Calais Jungle situation03:31

France: Cazeneueve denies Brexit alters Calais Jungle situation

France, Paris
June 29, 2016 at 22:08 GMT +00:00 · Published

Bernard Cazeneuve, French Interior Minister, said on Wednesday in Paris that a British exit from the European Union will not affect the situation with refugees, stranded in Calais, who are trying to reach the UK.

"The reality is that the Touquet Treaty which allows the intervention of British forces in Calais, just as the French forces are at Dover, is not jeopardised by the UK leaving the EU, as the President of the Republic reminded us this morning in Brussels," he told the press.

"The reality is that, because of our bilateral agreements, which are outside of the EU, the border at Calais is closed and is destined to remain so," he added.

The Mayor of Calais Natacha Bouchart condemned the Minister's statement, saying it did not "take into account the difficulties that we face every day."

France: Cazeneueve denies Brexit alters Calais Jungle situation03:31
No Account? Sign up!
Description

Bernard Cazeneuve, French Interior Minister, said on Wednesday in Paris that a British exit from the European Union will not affect the situation with refugees, stranded in Calais, who are trying to reach the UK.

"The reality is that the Touquet Treaty which allows the intervention of British forces in Calais, just as the French forces are at Dover, is not jeopardised by the UK leaving the EU, as the President of the Republic reminded us this morning in Brussels," he told the press.

"The reality is that, because of our bilateral agreements, which are outside of the EU, the border at Calais is closed and is destined to remain so," he added.

The Mayor of Calais Natacha Bouchart condemned the Minister's statement, saying it did not "take into account the difficulties that we face every day."

Top downloads in last 24 hours
01:41
France: Memorial set up for knife attack victims outside Notre-Dame church in NiceFrance: Memorial set up for knife attack victims outside Notre-Dame church in Nice
October 30, 2020 at 09:03 GMT +00:00
03:29
France: Tear gas flies as protesters rally against nationwide lockdown in ParisFrance: Tear gas flies as protesters rally against nationwide lockdown in Paris
October 30, 2020 at 03:04 GMT +00:00
01:35
Turkey: Buildings collapse in Bayrakli after deadly 7.0-magnitude earthquake hitsTurkey: Buildings collapse in Bayrakli after deadly 7.0-magnitude earthquake hits
October 30, 2020 at 15:30 GMT +00:00
01:13
France: Paris wakes up to second national lockdownFrance: Paris wakes up to second national lockdown
October 30, 2020 at 07:06 GMT +00:00
00:43
France: Gunshots ring out as local captures moment police shot Nice church attackerFrance: Gunshots ring out as local captures moment police shot Nice church attacker
October 29, 2020 at 19:04 GMT +00:00
02:51
Turkey: Drone footage shows rescue efforts underway after earthquake topples building in Izmir provinceTurkey: Drone footage shows rescue efforts underway after earthquake topples building in Izmir province
October 30, 2020 at 18:39 GMT +00:00
01:49
Nagorno-Karabakh: Shelling damages building near Shusha's historic cathedral Nagorno-Karabakh: Shelling damages building near Shusha's historic cathedral
October 30, 2020 at 00:54 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:33
France: Nice mayor vows to 'definitively destroy Islamofascism' following attackFrance: Nice mayor vows to 'definitively destroy Islamofascism' following attack
October 29, 2020 at 13:38 GMT +00:00
02:29
France: Far-right group holds demo outside Nice church after attackFrance: Far-right group holds demo outside Nice church after attack
October 30, 2020 at 00:19 GMT +00:00
00:44
Turkey: Survivor pulled from rubble following rescue operation in IzmirTurkey: Survivor pulled from rubble following rescue operation in Izmir
October 30, 2020 at 19:01 GMT +00:00
01:12
Turkey: Residents inspect collapsed building in Izmir following earthquakeTurkey: Residents inspect collapsed building in Izmir following earthquake
October 30, 2020 at 18:02 GMT +00:00
03:23
France: 'I'm afraid for our children' - Nice residents react to church attackFrance: 'I'm afraid for our children' - Nice residents react to church attack
October 30, 2020 at 00:12 GMT +00:00
03:29
Libya: Anti-Macron protesters gather in TripoliLibya: Anti-Macron protesters gather in Tripoli
October 30, 2020 at 00:00 GMT +00:00
03:20
Portugal: Surfers catch massive waves in Nazare after hurricane Episilon stirs up the AtlanticPortugal: Surfers catch massive waves in Nazare after hurricane Episilon stirs up the Atlantic
October 29, 2020 at 20:30 GMT +00:00
04:24
77 y/o Chinese veteran spins on horizontal bar and amazes social media with his strength77 y/o Chinese veteran spins on horizontal bar and amazes social media with his strength
October 30, 2020 at 07:13 GMT +00:00
03:09
Thailand: Tensions continue as thousands of anti-government protesters gather in BangkokThailand: Tensions continue as thousands of anti-government protesters gather in Bangkok
October 30, 2020 at 03:19 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
00:15
France: Record traffic jam in Paris as second nationwide lockdown comes into forceFrance: Record traffic jam in Paris as second nationwide lockdown comes into force
October 30, 2020 at 11:57 GMT +00:00
02:41
USA: Protesters and police clash during 2nd night of Washington DC demonstrationsUSA: Protesters and police clash during 2nd night of Washington DC demonstrations
October 29, 2020 at 08:05 GMT +00:00
View all videos