“The ball is in the court of the British”, launches Emmanuel Macron

The exit from the crisis is still uncertain. “The ball is in the British court” In the fishing crisis between France and the United Kingdom, Announced, Sunday, 31 October in Rome, Emmanuel Macron, confirming that retaliation would apply from Tuesday if London did not accede “De-escalation” proposed by Paris.

France criticizes the United Kingdom for giving too few post-Brexit licenses to its fishermen. He promised, to make up for the lack of reform, on Tuesday to ban British fishing vessels from unloading their cargo in French ports and to strengthen customs controls on trucks.

“If the British do not take any steps, the measures of 2 November will have to be implemented as it will be the end of the unacceptable”, warned the President of France on Sunday “Hopefully there will be a positive response tomorrow”, while the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, called for the French to take up threats.

In the middle of the day on Sunday, following discussions between the French president and the head of the British government, Elysee and Downing Street had two different versions of their exchange.

Both leaders decided to work “Practical Solution” In “in a few days” taking sides “a de-escalation”, declared the French presidency. “If the French government wants to come forward with proposals for de-escalation in relation to the threats it has prepared, they will be welcomed.”Boris Johnson’s spokesman said in Rome that “Our position has not changed”.

Boris Johnson A “reiterated our deep concern about the rhetoric of the French government in recent days”According to a Downing Street spokesperson. Measures that could start from Tuesday have been pegged “Proportional” by London, which in rare cases summoned and threatened the French ambassador, in retaliation, to consolidate control of European ships originating in its waters.

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