The no-deal Brexit plan that France is set to trigger later on Thursday includes measures that aim to ensure that there is no interruption of rights and that the rights of our fellow citizens and our businesses are effectively protected, the prime minister said.
The French parliament is expected to complete the adoption of a bill Thursday, allowing the government to pass five decrees covering preparations for a no-deal Brexit, which could create chaotic scenes on both sides of the Channel.
Here's what the plan entails so far.
Britons in France
Philippe announced that 50 million euros would be invested in ports and airports in France which he said “are obviously the places most affected by the changes needed” in the event of Britain crashing out of the EU without a deal.
“In some ports that will mean the construction of car parks, in others it will be the establishment of infrastructure for carrying out checks,” Philippe said.
in total, around 600 people will be recruited to work in border control in the coming weeks, including customs officers and veterinary controllers.
Safeguards on financial activities
Any financial activities that could be jeopardised by Britain losing its “passport” access to EU financial markets will be safeguarded.