Migrants: Belgium restores (temporarily) border controls

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Belguim is to temporarily reinstate border controls with France

For fear of the consequences of the partial dismantling of the “jungle” of Calais, Belgium restores its border controls with France …

The art of anticipation. On Tuesday, Belgium announced the temporary reintroduction of controls at the border with France.

“We have informed the European Commission that we will temporarily suspend Schengen,” said the Belgian Minister of the Interior, Jan Jambon, at a press conference, referring to the rules of the Schengen area of ​​free movement .

A possible influx of migrants

This measure of the government was taken to deal with a possible influx of migrants leaving the “jungle” of Calais, a vast camp near the French entrance to the Channel Tunnel.

Indeed, several thousand migrants could be on the move from the southern part of the Calais camp following the will expressed by the prefecture of Pas-de-Calais to evacuate and demolish the southern part of the camp.

A tribunal in Lille is also examining an injunction filed by associations of migrants and to cancel the decision of the prefecture.

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