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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.
Brits with homes in the EU have been told they cannot drive through France to get there because of new Covid travel rules – and, implicitly, Brexit.
Paris is to ask the European Commission to open post-Brexit litigation proceedings against Britain over a long-running dispute on fishing licences for French boats in British waters.
‘We still need a few dozen licenses,’ Secretary of State for European Affairs Clément Beaune says.
Majestic Wine is calling time on its business in Calais after Brexit regulations decimated the traditional ‘booze cruise’.
The European Commission had set a Friday midnight deadline for London and Paris to reach an agreement.
An EU deadline for Britain to grant licences to dozens of French fishing boats appeared to expire Friday without a final breakthrough in talks, despite France's threat to seek European legal action.
A year of post-Brexit bickering has left the French and the British feeling significantly less well disposed towards each other, a poll shows.
France will not be ‘hostages to British domestic politics’, says interior minister.
French fishermen say they plan to also blockade the freight terminal of the Channel Tunnel as disagreements over the rights for post-Brexit fishing escalates.
French fishermen are threatening to block access to all UK seafood products, but processing companies are warning that blanket efforts against all UK raw material would be counter-productive.
Wholesaler Gardners is opening a separate sister company in France to mitigate the "frustrations, paperwork, and additional costs" for European customers since the beginning of 2021 due to the changes introduced by Brexit.
Hauliers have shifted both exports and imports to sea routes to reach EU markets directly, and avoid lengthy delays at UK ports.
A prominent Irish politician has said there is “more to come” amid Wales being increasingly bypassed by Irish-French sea connections.
"The equine business is being killed by Brexit,” Olympic gold medal-winning rider Nick Skelton told me last week. “It’s been catastrophic as far as the movement of horses to and from Europe is concerned.”
Thanks to Brexit, France has become the third-largest market for goods from Poland, after Germany and the Czech Republic, said the Polish Economic Institute (PIE). Analysts pointed out that Great Britain's exit from the EU single market resulted in a decrease in its share in Polish exports.
Wine and spirits agency Vindependents has created a France-based warehouse and distribution company as it looks to tackle increased shipping times, paperwork and costs associated with Brexit.
In some cases VAT and customs duties may be payable on items as of this year but this should not apply to small gifts.
French fisherman Loic Fontaine is finalising a deal to sell his boat because, cut off after Brexit from access to British waters where French fleets traditionally fished, he says the vessel can no longer earn its keep.
The government of Jersey has issued almost 50 additional licences to French boats to fish in its waters, in an apparent effort to stave off threats of sanctions from Paris.
French president Emmanuel Macron has appeared to suggest the UK has not kept its Brexit pledges as a row over fishing rights intensified.
The conflict between France and the UK over fishing licences post-Brexit continues to escalate.
France has threatened to impose increased customs checks on goods coming from the United Kingdom from November 2 over an ongoing fishing row.
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.
Many Brits will be forced to go without a Christmas turkey this year because of Brexit labour shortages, MPs were told this afternoon.