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Brexit: France will veto if the agreement is made to the detriment of French fishing – .

In an interview with Journal du Dimanche, Secretary of State for European Affairs Clément Beaune said that in the event of an agreement reached with the United Kingdom, the text will be evaluated and analyzed.

France’s conditions

With less than a month before the deadline of December 31, the issue of fishing remains a sticking point in terms of the Brexit. Indeed, the United Kingdom and the European Union fail to reach an agreement on the rules of fair competition, and the mechanism for settling disputes. In an interview with JDD Sunday, Secretary of State for European Affairs Clément Beaune took stock of the “i”. He indeed said that France will oppose its veto if an agreement on future relations between the United Kingdom and the European Union were to be found between European and British negotiators and that this would not be in accordance with its interests.

The demand for broad and sustainable access

Clément Beaune recalled the responsibilities of the European Union to defend its own people, its model and its interests. If an agreement is reached, the text will be evaluated and analyzed. “But, if the agreement was not good and not in accordance with our interests, and in particular for the fishermen, we, France, like each member state, we could veto it.”, said the Secretary of State for European Affairs.

With the end of 100% access to quotas peach in the UK maritime area, it calls for broad and sustainable access. He added that the British could not demand access to our entire European single market, and at the same time exclude fishing from it.

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