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French premier asks EU to act against UK’s 'uncooperative attitude' on fishing

Upping the ante on the fishery row, French Prime Minister Jean Castex in a letter has asked the EU to show Britain there will be consequences of its “uncooperative attitude” for failing to comply with a post-Brexit fishing agreement, according to Politico.

The letter was sent to Ursula von der Leyen, the European Commission’s president, on Oct. 28, the report said.

Castex has urged von der Leyen to demonstrate to the UK that "leaving the (European) Union is more damaging than remaining in it."

"The UK's uncooperative attitude today is at risk not only to cause significant harm" to the EU, Castex warned, but also sets a negative precedent on the bloc’s “credibility” and commitments to uphold international agreements.

He said it was pertinent for the EU to show its “total determination” to implement the Trade and Cooperation Agreement signed by the UK in the post-Brexit period “by using the levers of its disposition in a firm and proportionate manner.”


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