Eurotunnel wants the French and British governments to reimburse it for the close to 10 million euros it spent to beef up security to cope with migrant crisis. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Operators of the Eurotunnel are seeking help. With an influx of migrants in Europe they are seeking close to 10 million euros or about 11 million dollars that they have had to spend beefing up security. At least four people have died in and around the tunnel since the end of June. Around 5,000 migrants are living in makeshift camps in and around Calais, making daily attempts to board trucks and trains heading to Britain where they hope to find work or claim asylum. The Eurotunnel reported a nine percent rise in first-half core profit to 252 million euros or $275 million. Eurotunnel said it spent 13 million euros on security in the period, the same as for the whole of last year. French authorities had no immediate comment on the request and British authorities could not be immediately reached for comment.