The French president will on Tuesday visit the refugee camps in Calais ahead of the summit to survey the camp where his government estimates 400 people are living in the hope of reaching the UK.
The Touquet accords, signed in 2003, effectively moved the British border to the French side of the channel and allowed UK immigration officers to carry out checks in Calais.
While serving as an economy minister in the French Socialist government in March 2016 ahead of the EU referendum, Mr. Macron himself warned the agreements would have to be renegotiated if the Leave campaign won.
Now the French government says the UK must take in more refugees from the area, in particular, unaccompanied minors – and pay more for policing the daily cat-and-mouse game between authorities and people trying to enter the UK.
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