Brexit: the EU agreed that the european fleets do not automatically have the right to fish in british waters | Uk | News


The Uk has officially left the european Union in January, and the negotiations continue without any of the parties do not reach an agreement. But when critical discussions with the president of the Commission, Ursula von Der Leyen, Monday, June 15, the Prime minister Boris Johnson said that there was a “very good chance” of entering into a trade agreement by the end of the year.

One of the main disputes during the negotiation was the fishing, with the EU stating that the uk must respect the right of the fleets of the member States access to uk waters.Under the common fisheries policy (CFP), all member States have access to EU waters.

Each coastal State has the right to manage the natural resources in its exclusive economic zone, but under the CFP, the fishing area of all the States of the EU is considered as a zone.

The United Kingdom has a large coastal area, some critics have called unfair and too centralized.

The EU admits, finally, that the european fleets do not automatically have the right to fish in british waters (Image: Getty)

Boris Johnson has met with the presidents of the EU to discuss the agreement on the Brexit (Picture: PA)

But now Michel Barnier, the chief negotiator for the Brexit from the EU, has suggested that the United Kingdom shall be treated as a coastal State independent.

It would have told other diplomats that a compromise would have to wait for the other parts of the trade agreement are finalized.

According to the Times, of european sources have claimed that the French had to have “the entirety of the trade agreement” which is heavily dependent on fishing.

A diplomatic source high-level EU said: “To dilute the influence of France and other coastal States, Barnier must have all of the trade agreement, which is resistant to the falls on the fishing. “

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Michel Barnier, the european negotiator on the Brexit

Michel Barnier, the european negotiator on the Brexit (Image: Getty)

A british government said: “there have been signals according to which it is a field in which Mr Barnier wants to go, but for the moment there are no firm proposals on the table. “

During the negotiations of Monday, the president of the Commission gave to Mr. Barnier the flexibility to find a common ground of understanding with his british counterpart David Frost at the resumption of the talks at the end of the month.

Mrs von der Leyen would be worn by his discussions with Mr. Johnson, who is committed to finding an agreement before the expiry of the transition period to the end of the year.

The head of the Commission has acknowledged that many of his claims are unprecedented and will require an approach that is relaxed in order to reach a compromise.

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European fisheries

European fisheries (Image: Express)

But she warned the Prime minister of capitulation full of Brussels would result in the veto of several member States to the trade agreement final.

The bureaucrats of the EU are hoping that the renegotiation of the safety net of the controversial Northern Ireland in the autumn of last year may provide a model for the free-trade agreement after a compromise has been reached without the block had to change its mandate.

The two parties now hope that a series of negotiations intensified during the summer will result in a “rapid agreement on the principles that underlie any agreement”.

They will transform then the “political agreements” in a draft legal text so that the talks will continue in the fall.

A fisheries agreement on the Brexit could be reached

A fisheries agreement on the Brexit could be reached (Image: Getty)

Speaking after the talks, virtual, Mr Johnson said: “It is very clear what we need to do, I don’t think we’re really so far apart, but what we need now, is to see a little bit of punch in the negotiations.

“The sooner we can do it, the better it will be, we see no reason why you shouldn’t be doing this in July.

“The problem is very clear, we have conducted elections on the basis of these ideas, the manifesto was very clear. “

A joint declaration on EU-United Kingdom stated: “The parties have nevertheless agreed that a new impetus was needed.

David Frost, chief negotiator for british Brexit

David Frost, chief negotiator for british Brexit (Image: Getty)

“They have supported the plans agreed by the chief negotiators to intensify talks in July and to create the conditions most conducive to the conclusion and ratification of an agreement before the end of 2020.

“This should include, if possible, to find a timely agreement on the principles that underlie any agreement.

“The parties stressed their intention to work hard to establish a relationship that would work in the interest of the citizens of the Union and of the United Kingdom. “

The two parties have announced that the extension period of the current Brexit will end at the end of this year, that an agreement has been concluded or not.


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