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| 27 May 2024, Monday |

France postpones fishing row sanctions on Britain

On Monday, French President Emmanuel Macron announced that proposed trade measures against Britain would be postponed in order for negotiators from both sides to work on new suggestions to resolve their dispute over post-Brexit fishing rights.

France has already stated that it will restrict cross-Channel trade beginning at 2300 GMT on Monday, threatening to convert a dispute over fish into a larger trade war between two of Europe’s largest economies.

On Monday, French President Emmanuel Macron announced that proposed trade measures against Britain would be postponed in order for negotiators from both sides to work on new suggestions to resolve their dispute over post-Brexit fishing rights.

France had earlier said that, starting from 2300 GMT on Monday, it would restrict cross-Channel trade, threatening to turn bickering over fish into a wider trade dispute between two of Europe’s biggest economies.

“My understanding is that the British were going to come back to us tomorrow with other proposals. All that will be worked on. We’ll see where we are tomorrow at the end of the day, to see if things have really changed,” he said.

“My wish is that we can find a way out on all these issues.”

“My understanding is that the British were going to come back to us tomorrow with other proposals. All that will be worked on. We’ll see where we are tomorrow at the end of the day, to see if things have really changed,” he said.

“My wish is that we can find a way out on all these issues.”

    Source:
  • Reuters