France wants a solution by November 1 over the post-Brexit fishing licenses granted by the Channel Island of Jersey. Deadline left “Mandatory on November 1, since at the end of October it is the last limit for islands to provide their answers to license requests” The French fishermen who have up to that date declared to supply her with the required documents, Minister of the Seas, Anick Girardin.
We are two weeks away from this decision [de Jersey]. Nothing is ruled out today, neither by France nor by the European Commission.”who is negotiating on behalf of Paris with London, confirmed the Minister from Brussels, After an interview with the Vice-President of the European Commission, Maros Sivkovic, and the Commissioner for Fisheries, Virginius Sinkevicius.
French Minister of State for European Affairs, Clement Bonn, On Wednesday, he had indicated that France would take measures “Exact copy” Even for “Revenge”, if Jersey does not grant more licenses to French fishermen. In particular, it threatens to reduce electricity delivery to the island. “It is clear that if the commission does not act, if the UK and Jersey do not live up to the confidence, we will have to be able to act on our own.”, to warn Annick Girardin.
The post-Brexit agreement, struck at the end of 2020 between London and Brussels, says European fishermen can continue to work in certain British waters provided they obtain a license, which is granted if they can prove they have fished there before. But the French and the British argue about the nature and extent of the supporting documents to be submitted.
In disputed fishing areasHence, London and Jersey have given just over 200 final licenses, while Paris is still asking for more. More than 230, including a hundred in Jersey and nearly sixty for the neighboring island of Guernsey. Jersey’s local government announced Friday that it has granted two more licenses to French fishermen, while calling for calm and a judgment on threats from Paris. “Disproportionately”.
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