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EU to veto any Brexit deal that does not meet ‘fisheries’ demands of MEPs

by LLB Politics Reporter
18th Jun 20 2:20 pm

On Thursday, the European Parliament have overwhelmingly voted to veto any Brexit deal that does not meet MEPs demands, such as fisheries.

The resolution voted in by EU MEPs will now reject any free-trade deal agreement between Brussels and the UK.

The vote which won an enormous majority, and the resolution says, there must be a “robust level-playing field guarantees and a satisfactory agreement on fisheries

It adds, “The EU will not agree to a deal at any cost.”

The resolution won 572 MEPs backing the report, with 34 rejections and 91 abstentions in the EU Parliament on Thursday.

Germany MEP David McAllister, the EU Parliament’s Brexit co-ordinator said, “The European Union and the United Kingdom have shown their willingness to significantly advance in the negotiations during the month of July.

“With its timely resolution adopted today, the European Parliament is expressing its readiness to conclude an ambitious and fair agreement, without compromising our principles and our objectives.”

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

The threat was 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.”

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