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Brussels threatens UK with sanctions unless there is a fisheries agreement

by LLB Politics Reporter
13th Jun 20 2:38 pm

The European Parliament have threatened the UK with sanctions if the EU are excluded from 100% access to British fishing grounds.

The threat has been made by the European People’s Party (EPP) who are one of the largest in the European Parliament.

Christophe Hansen, a Luxembourg MEP said, there will be no trade deal agreement unless fisheries are agreed.

Hasan said, “We will not do a deal at any cost, that has to be clear.

“We have many European regions which depend 100% on UK waters, so for them of course it would be dramatic and that’s why we say, there will not be trade agreement if we don’t have a fisheries agreement.”

He added, “So this has to go hand in hand. We don’t have separate sectorial agreements.

“We want an overarching coherent and comprehensive agreement that includes trades in goods and fisheries products as well as fishing rights.

“So, if there is a breach, for example, in fisheries that we can have trade sanctions in other sectors, we need to have this correct balance.”

The MEP said “We cannot wait until late autumn,” for talks to end, and now “is the time to act.”

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