France criticises 'strange' Belgium border checks

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve on Thursday sharply criticised Belgium’s decision to impose checks at the border with France to stop people coming from the “Jungle” migrant camp in Calais. “This decision is a strange one, just as is its motivation,” Cazeneuve said as he arrived for talks with his EU counterparts as the migrant crisis deepens. Belgium on Tuesday launched a huge operation to monitor three border crossings and surrounding sand dunes in the De Panne region bordering France.

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