“We will continue to fight, we will not let go of our fishermen,” Emmanuel Macron assured this Friday during a trip to the North of France, while the opposition accuses the government of having let them down in the dispute on fishing licenses.
“The (European) Commission must protect us. It’s going too slowly, it’s going too softly, ”regretted the French President, warning that if“ the Commission does not play its role, France will ”.
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He speaks after the French Secretary of State for European Affairs Clément Beaune, who launched this Friday: “There is neither renunciation nor retreat. “Statements aimed at reassuring French fishermen, worried since the remarks made by Annick Girardin on Thursday.
Present at the Assises de la Mer in Saint-Pol-de-Léon, the Minister of the Sea seemed to anticipate a failure of negotiations, announcing the preparation of compensation for French boats that will not obtain a fishing license. An admission of failure for the CGT sailors, as for the Regional Committee of Maritime Fisheries of Brittany.
In a press release, the Brittany CRPMEM replied to the Minister that “the time has not come for a plan to exit the fleet, which would announce the collapse of discussions between the British and the European Union. “
On the contrary, the committee demands “massive support from the European authorities for the sustainable economic development of the fishing industry”. The representatives of Breton fishing also ask to be received by the President of the Republic.
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