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Refugee crisis at the Euro tunnel

Thousands of refugees are risking their lives to reach Britain from Calais through the Channel Tunnel. The authorities are stepping up security measures to stop them. Who is responsible for the English Channel refugee crisis?

Daily Mail - United Kingdom | Wednesday, 5. August 2015

EU help at Eurotunnel won't help

In view of the refugee problem in Calais the European Commission has agreed to help the UK and France process applications for asylum. The conservative Daily Mail sees EU involvement as a threat rather than a help: » more

Le Monde - France | Monday, 3. August 2015

Paris left in the lurch with refugees

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve and his British counterpart Theresa May published an announcement on Sunday stating that the fight against illegal immigration was a joint priority. But in reality Britain is shifting the responsibility onto France, the centre-left daily Le Monde criticises: » more

Phileleftheros - Cyprus | Saturday, 1. August 2015

London and Paris have failed on refugee crisis

The restrictive measures against refugees at the Channel Tunnel only highlight the extent to which the EU has failed in dealing with the refugee crisis, criticises the liberal daily Phileleftheros: » more

The Independent - United Kingdom | Saturday, 1. August 2015

Britain should help, not seal itself off

Only stronger support for the EU countries who are the first to take in refugees will solve Britain's problem with illegal immigrats in the long term, warns the centre-left daily The Independent: » more

Sme - Slovakia | Friday, 31. July 2015

Matúš Krčmárik criticises verbal dehumanisation of refugees

The debate over the refugees in the Channel Tunnel is now marked by a dangerous choice of words, warns Matúš Krčmárik in the liberal daily Sme: » more

De Telegraaf - Netherlands | Thursday, 30. July 2015

Set up sea blockade off Libyan coast

The drama in Calais can only be ended through decisive action against human smuggling, the right-wing daily De Telegraaf points out: » more

El País - Spain | Thursday, 30. July 2015

Tackle asylum policy together

Only by providing genuine and shared solutions can Europe's governments prevent the immigration debate from further bolstering xenophobic forces, warns the centre-left daily El País: » more

De Morgen - Belgium | Thursday, 30. July 2015

Politicians shutting their eyes in Calais

Politicians in France and the UK are partly to blame for the drama in Calais, writes the centre-left daily De Morgen: » more

The Guardian - United Kingdom | Wednesday, 29. July 2015

London must work with Paris

The British government will only be able to stop refugees from coming through the Channel Tunnel by cooperating with its European partners, the centre-left daily The Guardian argues: » more


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