Brexit Deal Edges Closer After ‘major breakthrough’ Over Fishing Rights

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Brexit Deal Edges Closer After 'major breakthrough' Over Fishing Rights
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BREXIT DEAL Edges Closer After ‘major breakthrough’ Over Fishing Rights.

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The European Union and the UK have all but finalised terms on the level of access for EU boats to seas within the UK’s 200-mile exclusive economic zone, a major breakthrough in the Brexit negotiations on the rights of European fleets to fish in UK waters, say EU sources. They added there is now a “landing zone” which involves a phased introduction and also specific quotas for different species.

The breakthrough made on the night of Sunday, December 6, leaves a Franco-German demand that Britain follows EU laws as the final hurdle to a historic trade and security deal. This latest development comes after British and EU negotiators returned to the table for a “final throw of the dice” in an effort to secure a trade deal.


It is understood it came after an hour-long call between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission Ursula von der Leyen on Saturday evening ended with the two leaders agreeing on a final push to reach an agreement.

 



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