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Conflict over fishing: can the Brexit agreement be called into question?

2021-10-11T17:26:55.208Z

The presidential candidate brandished this threat against the British who, according to him, "behave like filibusters".



THE QUESTION.

Last Friday, France threatened the island of Jersey to reduce its electricity deliveries.

The last episode in a long series of outbursts of tension between France and the United Kingdom on the issue of fishing authorizations.

London and Jersey have, in total, granted France more than 200 definitive licenses to access the British coasts and those of the Channel Islands.

But Paris is still claiming 244.

Read also Michel Barnier: "

We need a shock of authority to protect the French

"

For Michel Barnier, former negotiator for the European Union (EU) of the Brexit agreement and candidate for the presidential election, the question is whether, "

yes or no, Mr. Johnson will respect the signature he has affixed at the bottom of two treaties: one on peace in Ireland and the other on fishing.

That day we made a reasonable fishing agreement that Mr Johnson does not respect

, ”he said, further judging that“

[the British] behave a bit like buccaneers

”, and that“

the fishermen [ French] ont raison

”.

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Source: lefigaro

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