Macron: Britain’s decision on fisheries agreement a test of the country’s credibility

French President Emmanuel MacronEmmanuel Jean-Michel Macron Overnight Defense & National Security – Biden discusses Afghanistan, submarine agreements in Europe The Hill’s 12:30 Report – Presented by Facebook – Biden does not discuss abortion with Pope Francis Biden praises his ally France, calls the handling of the sub-agreement ‘clumsy ” MORE said Britain’s decision on a fisheries agreement between the two nations would be a test of Britain’s credibility.

The two European countries are involved in a dispute over French fishing boats and permits, The Associated Press reported. The dispute, which is linked to a trade agreement between Britain and the EU, requires permits for EU nations to fish in Britain’s surrounding waters, according to Euronews.

While many permits have been granted to French fishing boats, a number of French boats are still without permission – a problem that Britain says is related to paperwork that has not yet been submitted to the government.

In return, France has said trucks and boats will undergo stricter controls, and British boats seeking to pass through the English Channel will be blocked if no permits are given for the remaining fishing boats by Tuesday, the AP reported.

“Make no mistake, it’s not just for Europeans but all their partners,” Macron told the Financial Times in an interview according to the AP. “Because when you spend years negotiating a treaty and then a few months later doing the opposite of what was decided on the aspects that suit you the least, it’s not a big sign of your credibility.”

“If there is a breach of the treaty, or we believe there is a breach of the treaty, then we will do what is necessary to protect British interests,” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told British news media, the AP noted.

Jean-Marc Puisseseau, president and president of the northern French ports of Calais and Boulogne-sur-Mer, estimated in an interview with BBC radio that around 40 boats had not yet received their permits.

This marks the recent conflict in which the two countries have found themselves; Earlier this year, an agreement between France and Australia was scrapped after Australia, Britain and the United States announced they would help Australia acquire nuclear submarines. In return, the French ambassador to the United States was temporarily recalled.

On Friday, President BidenJoe BidenOvernight Energy & Environment – American Clean Power – Supreme Court to review power plant case Harris makes one last pitch for McAuliffe Overnight Health Care – Presented by Altria – Young children one step closer to vaccine MORE stressed that France is an ally, and called the submarine agreement between the other two nations “clumsy”.


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