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MIL OSI Translation. Government of the Republic of France statements from French to English –

This trip is part of the overall approach of the President of the Republic for total mobilization against terrorism and the protection of the French.

Today, in France, as in all of Europe, the terrorist threat is particularly high. It is of two types: exogenous and endogenous.

The exogenous threat comes from individuals coming from abroad. In Nice, the terrorist who murdered three of our compatriots had crossed several borders before striking on the national territory.

Faced with this, the President went to a checkpoint and a police and customs cooperation center in Perthus, near the border with Spain.

Today 2,400 police, gendarmes, CRS and military control the Italian and Spanish borders.

This number will be doubled in the coming days to reach 4,800.

2,200 additional police and gendarmes will therefore be deployed on the Italian and Spanish borders broken down as follows:

6 mobile force units, i.e. 360 police and gendarmes,
1,500 reservist gendarmes,
260 reservist police,
80 air and border police officers redeployed.

The armed forces will complete the device up to 200 soldiers.

The President also called for a complete overhaul of Schengen.

This proposal should lead to a more coherent operation, which better articulates solidarity and responsibility. It will be brought by France to the next European Council in December.

(Re) listen to the President’s statement:

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and / or sentence structure not be perfect.

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