The French government plans to request EUR 33 million from Great Britain for guarding the Channel. In this way, migrants crossing from France to England must be stopped, reports The Sunday Telegraph.
British ministers have not yet decided whether to agree to the French demand, a source within the British Home Office told the newspaper. The British will hand over their own proposal to the French government on Tuesday for tackling the migration problem on the Channel.
For example, the British navy would have to remove people from the sea and bring them to Dunkirk in the north of France. Consideration is also being given to the use of drones and airplanes to stop migrants.
In recent days, hundreds of people have made the dangerous 33 km crossing between France and Great Britain. In the meantime, the help of the British army has been enlisted at border guards.