WorldFrance delays retaliation against Britain, where it has fisheries problems

France delays retaliation against Britain, where it has fisheries problems


Macron made statements to the press regarding the fisheries crisis with England at the 26th United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference (COP26) held in Glasgow, Scotland.

Expressing that the talks between France, England and the European Union (EU) Commission will continue today, Macron said, “At the end of the day, we will see if some things have changed. The next hours are important.” used the phrase.

Macron stated that he understood that the British would make new offers.

Expressing that he trusts British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to take the French proposal seriously, Macron said, “It has been progressing very slowly for 10 months. If this new method comes to a conclusion, I want to give it a chance.” said.

Macron stated that the retaliatory measures he plans to implement against the UK will not be implemented this midnight while the talks continue, “We will not impose sanctions while the negotiations continue.” used the phrase.

Johnson and Macron held a face-to-face meeting for the first time on the fisherman problem as part of the G20 Summit held in Rome, Italy, on October 31, but no solution was reached.

Macron, who held a press conference after the G20 Summit, said, “The ball is now theirs. If the British do not act openly, the planned retaliatory measures will be implemented as of November 2.” he said.

British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss also said in a statement that she gave France 48 hours to withdraw her threats over the ongoing fisheries problem, warning that otherwise she would take “legal action” against the country.

fishing problem

A consensus was reached in the negotiations between the EU and the UK on the determination of fishing quotas in 2021, but French fishermen, in particular, could not operate in the designated areas.

The British administration of Jersey Island had asked French fishing boats who wanted to continue fishing in their territorial waters to provide evidence of their past activities. This situation caused tension between England and France.

France threatened to cut off Jersey’s electricity, and French fishermen blocked the island’s port.

The British government sent two navy ships to Jersey Island as a precaution, and France then decided to send two navy ships to the region in retaliation.

Upon the end of the blockade of the French fishermen, the navy ships were recalled mutually. France demands that the EU be more strict with the UK on fisheries.

Jersey, one of the Channel Islands, has 95 percent of its electricity supplied by France, which is about 14 miles away. The island, which has a unique administration and a representative of the Queen, is represented by England in the international arena.

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