The Cabinet member said a gathering between Brexit minister Lord Frost and France’s Europe minister Clement Beaune in Paris on Thursday would be “crucial”.
French President Emmanuel Macron held off on the operation against fishing British boats. He had told that the action could have been implemented on Tuesday. Environment Secretary George Eustice admitted a de-escalation from it.
The UK welcomes France stepping back from fishing treats
The Cabinet member said a gathering between Brexit minister Lord Frost and France’s Europe minister Clement Beaune in Paris on Thursday would be “crucial” as extra talks with the EU are also listed.
France stiffen customs checks
In another de-escalation, Mr Eustice recommended that a British boat has taken during the diplomatic storm because of an “administrative interference”.
However, it has now been published by France.
Mr Macron had hinted that Paris could prevent British boats from landing in French ports. He also stated that the country stiffen customs checks from midnight.
Yet, France rejected the warnings at the eleventh hour as negotiations remain.
The UK want to de-escalate with France
Mr Eustice said, “We welcome the fact France has stepped back from the threats it was making last Wednesday.”
He also added that the UK government want to de-escalate this and have an always-open door to talk any further proof France or the EU might have on any further vessels they’d like to have permitted.
On Monday night, just hours ahead of the deadline set by Paris, the French president was stated at the Cop26 summit in Glasgow: “Since this afternoon, discussions have resumed based on a proposal I made to Prime Minister (Boris) Johnson.”