World Fishing: Paris Considers Rispotse against London
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An estimated 55 million Americans go fishing at least once a year.Americans participated in almost 200 million fishing expeditions a year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the number of people fishing is thought to have increased since the start of the pandemic.
L in France Prepares its replica Faced with the British intransigence in the heated file of fishing licenses granted to French sailors . Clement Beaune had a solemn tone on Wednesday, October 13 at the Senate forum. In front of the parliamentarians, he was firm in the image of the executive who hears stay there.
"By about eight days, we will announce response, replica, retaliation as appropriate, national or European, if we do not have concrete British signals on the issue of licenses," said The French Secretary of State for European Affairs. France in particular threatens to reduce its electricity deliveries to Jersey and take action in the financial services or research sector.
France to announce sanctions amid fishing dispute with UK
PARIS (AP) — France will announce potential sanctions over energy prices and trade “by the end of the week” in its fishing dispute with the United Kingdom, the government spokesman said Wednesday. France vehemently protested the decision last month by the U.K. and the Channel Island of Jersey to refuse dozens of French fishing boats a license to operate in their territorial waters. Paris called the move “unacceptable.” France considers the restrictions as contrary to the post-Brexit agreement that the British government signed when it left the European Union.
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"We have been very patient, too patients (..) The British do not want to give a certain name of licenses not because they lack information but because they made this political choice," hammered the secretary state to European affairs.
The post-Brexit agreement, concluded in extremis at the end of last year between London and Brussels, provides that European fishermen can continue to work in some British waters provided that they have a license, granted if they can Prove that they fished before. But French and British compete with the nature and extent of the supporting documents.
Fishing, Northern Ireland: EU, UK back to Brexit wrangling
BRUSSELS (AP) — It was late on Christmas Eve last year when the European Union and Britain finally clinched a Brexit trade deal after years of wrangling, threats and missed deadlines to seal their divorce. There was hope that now-separated Britain and the 27-nation bloc would sail their relationship toward calmer waters. Don't even think about it. Such was the bile and bad blood stirred up by the diplomatic brinkmanship and bitter divorce that, two months from another Christmas, insults of treachery and duplicitousness are flying again.
In the fishing grounds still played (Zone of 6-12 miles from the British coasts and Anglo-Norman Islands), London and Jersey have given a total of more than 200 final licenses, while Paris reclaims it yet 244.
To read also"This is not a French problem (...) It is a European problem," said Clement Beaune by recalling that Belgium And Ireland were also concerned. "We mobilize our European partners," he added.
Eleven countries, including France, which appealed to a European front against London after the British decisions on fishing licenses, signed Monday a joint statement criticizing the United Kingdom's responses on this issue.
In addition to France, Germany, Belgium, Cyprus, Spain, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and Sweden have signed this statement.
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Queen Elizabeth launches baton relay for Commonwealth Games .
LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II held her first major engagement at Buckingham Palace since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic a year and a half ago, as she presided Thursday over the launch of the baton relay for next year's Commonwealth Games in the central England city of Birmingham. The 95-year-old monarch handed the baton for what are often referred to as the “friendly games” to four-time Paralympic gold medallist Kadeena Cox, who is fresh from winning two events in Tokyo. Cox, 30, took the baton on a brief journey around the nearby Queen Victoria Memorial in central London before handing it to another competitor.“It’s really special,” she said.