Tensions continue over fisheries dispute between France and the United Kingdom: Paris to keep pressure on Boris Johnson
France is committed to maintaining a constructive dialogue but at the same time putting pressure on the United Kingdom to solve dispute between the two countries, As a result of After Brexit, London has given Paris fewer fishing licenses than to fish in British waters.
“The licenses we need are not there, so we will continue with this dual channel of dialogue and pressure because we cannot accept either way. -and this goes beyond fishing- like France or the European Union, that agreements negotiated for more than four years, both signed and ratified, are not enforced and not respected”, said Clement Beaune, the French Foreign Minister for European Affairs this Wednesday.
In interviews within the framework of the European Business Forum, Bunin defended that It’s a question of “trust” that is “essential to build future relationships”. Between the UK and the EU after leaving the Community Club.
“If it ain’t there We can’t move on to other issues“, said.
France believes that, after negotiating “patiently and constructively” for more than ten months, the UK still hasn’t given them 40% of the fishing licenses they claim, This has sparked tensions between governments on both sides of the English Channel in recent weeks.
After a “tough moment” in the discussion a few days ago, Bunin said, A path of “dialogue” has been opened that they want to exploit again, “Not naive, but creative.”
Meanwhile, the French Foreign Minister for European Affairs reiterated during the interview, His “full support” for Poland in defending the “borders” of the community Alexander Lukashenko’s mass influx of immigrants pushed by the Belarusian regime, he believed, is “attacking using migrants”.
However, he insisted that the work “must conform to European laws and values”. There is therefore no room for hot returns and access to the media should be allowed, while urging Warsaw to accept the support of European bodies such as Frontex.
Bunin urged “unite” and the twenty-seven to respond without falling into the “trap held by Belarus” to divide.
In this sense, with regard to the tension between the EU partners and Poland due to their problems with the rule of law, the French Foreign Minister considered that “It will take time“It is being resolved and advocated for use”political pressure,keep channels of communication open“With Warsaw and strengthen European legal instruments.
,We cannot be weak when it comes to the core values embodied in our treaties., For example, implementing conditional regulation, which links European money and comply with the rule of law, is very important”, said Beaune, who recognized that France, who presides over the European Union, would be affected by the application of this mechanism. Will have to deal
During his presidency, in the first half of 2022, Paris wants to achieve progress, in particular, in the package of climate measures “fit for 55”, in particular the establishment of carbon adjustment mechanisms at the border, in new laws on digital services and digital markets, and on the social agenda with new directives on minimum wages, he explained.
(with info from EFE)
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