3rd Jun 2023


France urges UK to stick to Channel-migrant deal

France has said Britain would look bad if it placed new conditions on a previous deal to pay £54m (€63m) toward coast-guard patrols to stop migrants crossing the English Channel. "Conditions of the funding were negotiated in detail with the British and it was never a question of conditioning the money to specific targets [of interceptions]," the French interior ministry noted, saying the UK risked "a serious loss of trust".

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