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France has put the UK on alert that it could start legal proceedings if there is no further movement on post-Brexit fishing licences.
‘We still need a few dozen licenses,’ Secretary of State for European Affairs Clément Beaune says.
French fishermen lack half the licences they need to fish in British waters and which Paris says are owed them after Brexit, France's government said Wednesday, adding it was working on possible sanctions that could affect power supplies to the UK.
If energy shortages worsen, EU governments can resort to curbing sales of natural gas and power to 'third countries', which includes Britain as of this year.
European states will, within days, announce measures to apply pressure on London to abide by Brexit agreements sealed with the bloc when Britain left the European Union, French European Affairs Minister Clement Beaune told Europe 1 radio on Tuesday.
France's European affairs minister Clement Beaune urged Britain on Tuesday to uphold its side of post-Brexit deals and restore trust.
Diplomats said that they wanted to make French the "lingua franca" of Brussels in the wake of Brexit.
A senior minister has admitted that the Brexit impact on Northern Ireland was “more difficult than we anticipated”.
French minister raises electricity supply as point of leverage in dispute over access to UK waters.
The European Parliament has voted to ratify the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA), with 660 out of 697 MEPs voting in favour of the deal, but a Brexit expert has said it is only the beginning.
The European Parliament is expected to ratify the post-Brexit EU-UK trade deal, amid tensions including a French threat of reprisals against the UK.
France on Tuesday threatened "reprisals" against Britain unless a post-Brexit deal on fishing rights is implemented, the latest sign of cross-Channel tensions over the highly sensitive sector.
France is threatening to block regulations that would allow the U.K. to continue operating financial regulations in Europe if the country doesn’t respect its Brexit commitments on fishing.
The French government called Friday (23 April) for a quick implementation of a post-Brexit accord on mutual access to fishing waters, after French fishermen blocked trucks trying to bring in catches from Britain overnight.
French trawlermen angered by the slow issuance of licenses to fish inside British waters after Brexit on Thursday blocked lorries carrying UK-landed fish as they arrived in Boulogne-sur-Mer, Europe’s largest seafood processing centre.
France’s Clément Beaune pledges concrete action to enhance ‘linguistic diversity.’
Brexit ‘will be a bad thing for the UK, it’s not good news for the EU,’ Clément Beaune says.
Britain risks weeks without trade transition plans from 1 January after missing EU parliament Sunday deadline.
Minister says France may act unilaterally if terms not right, as negotiations in London falter.
Former terror law reviewer David Anderson warns of serious impact on fight against cross-border crime.
Ursula von der Leyen hits out at Britain over plans to breach agreement on Northern Ireland.
Spokesman for Boris Johnson says hopes of meeting deadline in December are dwindling