(ANSA) - BRUSSELS, MAY 06 - The new conditions limiting the activities of European fishing vessels in the UK imposed "do not respect the provisions of the" post Brexit agreement on fisheries and "until we have received further justifications from the British authorities, we believe that should not be applied ". This was stated by a spokeswoman for the EU Commission in response to a question about the ongoing dispute in the English Channel with the mobilization of British warships to prevent the access of French fishing vessels to the island of Jersey. "We call for calm and restraint," added the spokesperson.
Meanwhile, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has reiterated that the United Kingdom guarantees "unequivocal support" to the island of Jersey, part of the British Crown dependencies in the Channel close to the French courts, in the ongoing challenge with Paris and the Normandy fishermen on the post Brexit access restrictions in water circumstances. Johnson further specified that the dispatch of the two London warships sent to patrol the area is at the moment only "a precautionary measure". (HANDLE).