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Weekend Reads Post-Brexit Conflict on Fishing. London threatens to strengthen European boat controls

19:05  29 october  2021
19:05  29 october  2021 Source:   ouest-france.fr

Brexit: French fishermen judge the progress with London "Too shy"

 Brexit: French fishermen judge the progress with London © Charles Platurai, Reuters French fishermen repair their nets in Boulogne-sur-Mer, in the north of France, on December 28, 2020. the National Fisheries Committee criticized Saturday's slow progress with London on the granting of fishing licenses in British waters after Brexit. This quarrel "will no longer be delayed by mood movements" on the part of French fishermen, warned the organization. French fishermen are impatient.

Un bateau de pêcheur en rade de Brest. Image d’illustration © Quemener Yves-Marie / West-France A fisherman's boat in Brest. Illustration

The conflict concerning fisheries licenses granted to French fishermen by the United Kingdom continues. The British threatened Friday to strengthen European boats controls in British waters.

The United Kingdom threatened Friday to strengthen the controls of European boats in the British waters in response to the retaliation measures announced by France in the dispute on post-Brexit fishing licenses. .

The British Government "plans to launch a dispute settlement procedure provided for by the post-Brexit trade agreement" and, among other measures, "the implementation of rigorous controls on the fishing activity of the EU in the territorial waters of the United Kingdom, " announced a spokesman for the government in a statement.

Post-Brexit Fishing: France sets an ultimatum in the United Kingdom

 Post-Brexit Fishing: France sets an ultimatum in the United Kingdom © Matt Cardy / Contributor / Getty Images Post-Brexit Fishing: France sets an ultimatum in the United Kingdom Part of the retaliation measures announced by the France will come into effect on November 2nd, except British policy change. Paris does not want to wait anymore. The Government spokesperson, Gabriel Attal, announced, on Wednesday, October 27, that France, into conflict with the United Kingdom on the fishing licenses Post-Brexit, would announce, very soon, retaliation measures.

Paris and London accuse mutually to be in violation compared to the post-Brexit trade agreement concluded at the end of last year, around fishing licenses in British waters.

criticized in the United Kingdom to provide too little fishing authorizations with tricolor vessels, France threatened to launch up next Tuesday, reinforcement of controls and prohibition for British boats to land in French ports.

In this context, the French President Emmanuel Macron must meet British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on the G20 margin this weekend in Rome, according to Downing Street.

The French Ambassador in London, Catherine Colonna, is summoned Friday afternoon by the UK Secretary of State for Europe Wendy Morton.

Read also: Post-Brexit fishing licenses. The iron arm that opposes France and the United Kingdom in five acts

Post-Brexit fishing licenses. "Climbing is not due to France," says Jean Castex

 Post-Brexit fishing licenses. © Vincent Mouchel / West-France Jean Castex, the Prime Minister, in full exchange with Olivier Le Neleset, President of the Fishing Port of Lorient and the Regional Fisheries Committee.

"important" differences remain, deplores the United Kingdom

the warning launched Friday by London was formulated by the UK Secretary of State in charge of Brexit, David Frost, Vice-President of the European Commission Maros Sefkovic.

The two men met Friday in London to take stock of the progress of the discussions around another hot topic between London and Brussels, the Protocol on the Post-Brexit Customs Provisions specific to Northern Ireland, which remains in fact in the single market and the European customs union.

According to the British government spokesman, if the discussions this week were held in an "constructive spirit", "important" divergences remain, particularly as to the role of the Court of Justice of the European Union for the settlement of disputes.

The talks must continue next week in Brussels.

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