Europe prepares measures for the United Kingdom to comply with the Brexit agreement

Flags of the European Union and Great Britain fly in front of a chancellery in Berlin, Germany, on April 9, 2019. REUTERS / Hannibal Hanschke

PARIS, October 5 (Reuters) – European states will announce in a few days measures to pressure London to comply with the Brexit agreements reached with the bloc when Britain left the European Union, a- he declared on Europe 1 radio on Tuesday Business, Clément Beaune. .

He did not say what those measures would be, but noted in an interview with the radio station that Britain depends on the energy supply it receives from continental Europe.

He said France was infuriated by the decision of the British Jersey unit to deny fishing licenses to dozens of French boats.

“It is enough, we have an agreement negotiated by France, by Michel Barnier, and it must be applied 100%. This is not the case, ”he said, referring to the former EU chief negotiator for Brexit, who is French.

“In the next few days, and I spoke with my European counterparts yesterday on this issue, we will take action at the European or national level to put pressure on the UK.”

“We defend our interests. We do it in a friendly and diplomatic way, but when it doesn’t work, we act, ”added Beaune.

“For example, we can imagine, since we are talking about energy, (…) the UK is dependent on our energy supply,” Beaune also said. “He thinks he can live alone and get to Europe.”

Sudip Kar-Gupta Report; Written by Christian Lowe

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