France announces retaliation against Britain over fishing dispute Europe | dw
Conflict between London and Paris over fishing rights escalated after “Brexit”, and France announced the entry into force of retaliation and threatened this Wednesday (10.27. Business will be disrupted from next week if more access is not provided. Water.
French government spokesman Gabriel Attal said measures targeting British fish exports from 2 November would include “systematic customs and health checks on products brought to France and a ban on shellfish landings”.
Following the Council of Ministers on Wednesday, the French government decided it would implement a variety of measures if no progress was made by early November.
Atal noted a gradual response with “a second set of measures”, with “energy measures on electricity supply for the Anglo-Norman islands”.
London: Measures are “proportionate”
On Wednesday night, the British government called the French measures “disappointing” and “disproportionate”.
As a sign of hardening its stance, French maritime police on Wednesday fined two British fishing vessels under control, one for resisting control and the other for fishing without the proper licence, said Minister of the Seas Anick. Girardin announced.
He said the second boat was driven to the port of Le Havre.
The announcement comes in the context of a conflict between the two countries over the number of licenses granted to French fishermen in the post-Brexit Anglo-Norman Islands.
“The threats from France are disappointing and inconsistent, and not in line with what might be expected from a close ally and partner,” a British government spokesman said in a tweet by Brexit Secretary of State David Frost.
Frost condemned the lack of “official communication from the French government in this regard”.
In reaction to possible French measures, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s spokesman had previously indicated that there was “no formal contact” with the French government at that point.
“It is important to underline that 98% of the fishing licenses were agreed upon,” he said.
The issue of fishing is one of those that generates the most friction between France and the United Kingdom after Brexit, although it involves a small number of actors.
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