French Court Rejects Eurotunnel Plea to Close Sangatte

By Burrell, Ian | The Independent (London, England), February 2, 2002 | Go to article overview
Save to active project

French Court Rejects Eurotunnel Plea to Close Sangatte


Burrell, Ian, The Independent (London, England)


EUROTUNNEL FAILED yesterday in a court challenge to force the French government to close a shelter for asylum-seekers close to the Channel Tunnel.

The company claims it has lost pounds 20m from interruptions to its freight rail services by asylum-seekers from the shelter at Sangatte, near Calais, attempting to breach its fences and board trains or enter the tunnel. But yesterday a court in Lille, France, said the problems with Sangatte were not severe enough to justify re- siting the shelter further from the tunnel.

A Eurotunnel spokesman, John Noulton, described the finding as "very disappointing". He said: "The judge used legal technicalities to avoid actually coming to a conclusion about the issue we had brought before him, which is that the proximity of the centre represents a significant and difficult problem for us which needs a quick solution."

The Sangatte shelter was originally a Eurotunnel building but was requisitioned by the French government after a public outcry over the number of asylum- seekers sleeping rough around Calais.

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Sign up now for a free, 1-day trial and receive full access to:

  • Questia's entire collection
  • Automatic bibliography creation
  • More helpful research tools like notes, citations, and highlights
  • Ad-free environment

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
Loading One moment ...
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited article

French Court Rejects Eurotunnel Plea to Close Sangatte
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

While we understand printed pages are helpful to our users, this limitation is necessary to help protect our publishers' copyrighted material and prevent its unlawful distribution. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Full screen

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.

Are you sure you want to delete this highlight?