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World France's Macron: Stronger European cooperation needed to deal with human trafficking

14:46  25 november  2021
14:46  25 november  2021 Source:   reuters.com

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ZAGREB (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday that stronger European cooperation was needed after 27 migrants died a day earlier when their dinghy deflated as they made a perilous crossing of the English Channel.

FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron visits Amiens © Reuters/POOL FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron visits Amiens

"We need stronger European cooperation in this area. France is a transit country," Macron said during a press conference in Zagreb.


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"I will also say very clearly that our security forces are mobilised day and night," the president added.

France and Britain have traded blame over the worst accident of its kind on record in the waterway separating the two countries.

(Reporting by Lucien Libert; Writing by Dominique Vidalon and Ingrid Melander; Editing by Richard Lough)

Who might upset Macron's bid for a second term in office .
Who might upset Macron's bid for a second term in officeHowever, after a first term mired in social unrest - during which he took steps to liberalise France's labour laws, cut taxes on the wealthy and businesses and tried to reconfigure trans-Atlantic relations - the margins are tighter than the drubbing he delivered to the far right's Marine Le pen in 2017.

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