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UK and France step up prevention of Channel crossings

France will deploy its navy and use drones to tackle an increase in the number of migrants trying to reach the UK in small boats, a statement from French interior minister Christophe Castaner said. UK home office figures showed that 539 migrants attempted to travel to the UK on small boats in 2018, with 80 percent of these making their attempts in the last quarter of the year.

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Frontex transparency dispute goes to EU court

The General Court of the European Union in Luxembourg will next month hold a public hearing on the refusal by Frontex, the EU's border agency, to release documents concerning its border control and surveillance operation known as Triton.

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