The French port of Calais is a major terminal for trains and ferries between the UK and the continent. It's located in an economically weak region - where fears about the potential effects of Brexit run high.
On a European day trip, Theresa May is trying to convince the German and French leaders to give her more time for Brexit. Her visits to Berlin and Paris precede an EU emergency summit on how long the delay should be.
Prime Minister May's Conservative Party stressed that it was not "inevitable" that Britain take part. British political parties remain deadlocked over how to handle the country's exit from Europe.
Donald Tusk has told EU leaders that he did not think the UK could come to an agreement by June 30. He also called for an end to short extensions, last-minute summits, and cliff edges that create more uncertainty.
The British Prime Minister is set to ask for another extension to Brexit at an EU summit this week. Beforehand, May is scheduled to hold talks with the German chancellor before also meeting with France's Emmanuel Macron.
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