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French minister calls for EU unity on fisheries in Brexit talks

Christian Fernsby ▼ | October 13, 2020
France's EU affairs minister on Tuesday called for unity in the 27-nation bloc over fisheries negotiations with Britain that are part of troubled broader talks aimed at keeping trade flowing freely despite Brexit.
Clement Beaune
French   Clement Beaune
Arriving for talks with his EU peers on Brexit ahead of a summit of the bloc's leaders later this week, Clement Beaune said it was "important ... to remind of the need for a very united position from the 27, of the European Union."

Topics: French

He said the bloc needed to be "very firm" on top priorities including fisheries and fair competition safeguards he said were the "sine qua non" conditions to access the EU's internal market of 450 million people without trade barriers.