A top EU official has warned that the European Union will soon be facing massive arrivals of illegal immigrants. EU Justice and Home Affairs Commissioner Franco Frattini urged member states at a two-day meeting of EU justice and interior minister in Dresden, Germany, which ended on Tuesday, to step up cooperation in cross-border controls and data exchange to handle the influx of would-be migrants.
More than three years after the closure of the Red Cross camp in Sangatte, northern France, NGOs are blowing the whistle. They are concerned about the humanitarian situation of asylum seekers, as there are still around five hundred migrants roaming in the nearby city of Calais. Tougher asylum laws in Britain have failed to act as a deterrent, as migrants are still making daily attempts to sneak into ferries crossing the channel. The issue of illegal immigration was one of the focal points of this week's European council summit in Brussels. Radio France International investigates.
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