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France, Britain reach new agreement on immigration control

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Report. The Sandhurst Treaty will give Britain power to police a portion of Calais near the Channel Tunnel entrance in exchange for development aid, among a variety of other terms.

written by Anna Maria Merlo

Topic European Union


January 19, 2018

France and Britain signed on Thursday a new agreement, the “Sandhurst Treaty,” which de facto replaces the Touquet agreements of 2003 that had established the British border at Calais and allowed the British police to operate in France.

With the new agreement signed by the Ministers of the Interior of the two countries, London agreed to raise its contribution to improve “border security” by €50 million, in addition to the €140 million spent over the past three years, while the border will remain on French soil.

This comes as the result of the first official visit of President Emmanuel Macron to Britain, for the 35th bilateral summit, which was held Thursday at the military academy in Sandhurst.

With the new........

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