French politicians from most parties have hailed a European court decision to allow France and other European Union member states to clamp down on supposed “social tourism”.
France’s far-right Front National (FN) has suspended a local councillor who has converted to Islam.
Police in the French Channel port of Calais fired tear gas at migrants trying to force their way into the city's port to reach Britain on Wednesday for the second time in two weeks.
The French education minister filed a suit on Monday over a false letter which circulated on Internet advising mayors to offer a weekly Arabic language class.
The mayor of Calais has threatened to shut down the the French Channel port unless Britain helps end the influx of hundreds of immigrants, who hope to sneak into the UK, to the town.