31st May 2023


UK voices anger at France over migrant boat-crossings

UK home secretary Priti Patel has told British MPs that France "won't see a penny" of the £54m (€63m) Britain had promised to pay to double coast-guard patrols after some 1,000 migrants crossed the English Channel on Monday alone - the highest daily figure on record. About 13,500 people have come to the UK on irregular boat-crossings so far this year, compared to 8,420 in the whole of last year.

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EU clashes over protection of workers exposed to asbestos

EU parliament is calling for more protection for workers exposed to asbestos, the main cause of workplace fatalities in the EU, while member states remain more cautious and will call for a review of its mandate.

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