Paris considers “energy” sanctions against UK

The government had announced a few days ago that it would take “retaliatory measures” against the UK in response. the low number of British licenses granted to fishermen French. On Wednesday, the Anglo-Norman island of Jersey announced the granting of 64 definitive licenses to French ships (up from 169 requested) and the rejection of 75 files. The previous day, London had granted twelve additional authorizations in its waters, within the limit of six to twelve nautical miles from its coasts (compared to the 87 requested). Figures far from living up to the expectations of Paris.

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Guest from Europe On Tuesday morning, Clément Beaune, Secretary of State to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, announced that European or national pressure measures will be taken on the UK. “Our patience has a clear limit. The one about the exasperation of our fishermen. We have been arguing calmly and kindly for nine months. We have an agreement negotiated by Michel Barnier that must be applied 100%, and it is not. No. So we have decided with my European counterparts that in the coming days we will take European or national pressure measures on the United Kingdom ”, he assured.

Energy measures

Indeed, the post-Brexit deal, concluded in extremis at the end of last year between London and Brussels …

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