Another Brexit Dilemma
Written by Mfundo on 21 December, 2020
Post-Brexit trade talks continue today after negotiators failed to reach an agreement over the weekend.
The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and his UK counterpart David Frost met in Belgium on Sunday, but key issues remain unresolved.
A deal needs to be reached by the end of the month.
The BBC says it understands there is likely to be a decision before Christmas on whether or not disagreements over issues including fishing rights, can be concluded.
Under the British proposal, UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson insists that UK-flagged vessels have exclusive access to the six-to-12 nautical mile zone off the British coast, fished for centuries by French and Belgian vessels.
Such a move would lead to some British exports being kept out of its biggest market under the proposal Brussels has tabled.