Eurotunnel seeks €10m to cover costs of Calais migrant crisis

Channel tunnel operator says it has spent €13m on security in first six months of 2015 and warns of further disruption to services this year

Channel tunnel operator Eurotunnel is demanding almost €10m (£7m) in compensation from the French and British governments towards security costs and lost business as it tries to cope with a migrant crisis in Calais.

About 3,000 migrants have been driven by war, political turmoil and poverty to live in makeshift camps in and around the French port, and every day some attempt to board lorries and trains heading to the UK. The British government has already paid €4.7m (£3.3m) to increase security on the French side of the tunnel.

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