The French police deplore the lack of collaboration of the British in the Channel

Migrants warm their hands at a camp in Calais. EFE / EPA / MOHAMMED BADRA

Paris, Nov 28 (EFE) .- The French police deplore the lack of collaboration of British services in the common fight against migrant trafficking networks in the English Channel, reported this Sunday the weekly Le Journal du Dimanche (JDD ).
A note from the French police released by that medium maintains that the officers complain that “useful information” is not being transmitted to them.
According to the Sunday, since last August the French forces have stopped receiving the dossiers with the photographs of the boats and immigrants that have crossed into the United Kingdom, intended to facilitate investigations in France.
French requests remain unanswered and the information provided by the French “is not necessarily taken into account”.
In June, for example, London was informed of the identity of two organizers of a crossing by Sudanese in December 2020. Those two men had just gone from France to the UK and there was no “response from the British police. no acknowledgment, “JDD added.
The publication of these reproaches coincides with the celebration this Sunday in Calais, a strategic point in these journeys, of an intergovernmental meeting focused on the fight against clandestine immigration and trafficking networks.
The French Minister of the Interior, GĂ©rald Darmanin, has invited his counterparts from Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany, the European Commissioner for the Interior, Ylva Johansson, the Executive Director of Europol, Catherine De Bolle, and the CEO of Frontex, Fabrice Leggeri.
The British Interior Minister, Priti Patel, should also attend that meeting, but the French authorities withdrew the invitation after a controversial letter from the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, in which he invited France to recover the migrants who managed to reach the United Kingdom.
The meeting, at the city hall, is scheduled to begin at 2:45 p.m. local time (1:45 p.m. GMT) and end at 5:30 p.m. (16:30 GMT), including half an hour of statements to the press.
His call was motivated by a shipwreck last Wednesday in which 27 migrants died.
Although the tragedy took place in French territorial waters, from where the crossing is shorter, Paris emphasizes that the majority of those who venture to the British coast cross the French land border “hours before” that attempt, so in its opinion it is a problem that requires an intergovernmental and European approach.

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