Migrants: escalation between Paris and London, “the European Commission is not involved enough”

the smuggling networks and immigration conditions in question

While relations between France and the United Kingdom were already strained on the issue of post-Brexit fishing licenses, the death of 27 migrants in the Channel on Wednesday November 24 rekindled the dispute between them in the migration file.

The French executive in particular has had very harsh words since Friday morning against British Prime Minister Boris Johnson who asked France to take back immigrants arriving in Great Britain, which prompted French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin to cancel the visit of his British counterpart to the meeting scheduled for Sunday in Calais. So where are the Franco-British relations, how and why have they deteriorated to such an extent? Elements of answer with Sophie Heine, doctor in political science. Author of ” European sovereignty. Realism and radical reformism », Academia editions.