Still Waters Posted March 10 #1 Share Posted March 10 (IP: Staff) · The UK will give France almost £500m over three years to help stop migrants crossing the Channel in small boats. The cash was announced at a summit in Paris between UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and President Emmanuel Macron, who said France would also contribute. The money will go towards an extra 500 officers and a new detention centre in France, but this will not be fully operational until the end of 2026. The UK had planned to pay France around £63m this year to tackle the problem. This new package appears to at least double that amount, with the UK pledging £120m in 2023-24. France will also step up its funding of enforcement but has not said by how much. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-64916446 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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