French court orders release of impounded British trawler

A French court ruled on Wednesday that a British trawler impounded by French authorities could sail for home, overturning an earlier demand that its captain pay a 150,000 euro (an equivalent of $174,000) bond, a lawyer for the captain said. The Cornelis Gert Jan was seized last week, with French authorities saying it had been… Read More French court orders release of impounded British trawler

UK PM Boris Johnson meets with French President Emmanuel Macron over post-Brexit fishing dispute

Britain and France clashed again in a post-Brexit fishing row on Sunday, with London denying it had shifted its position and Paris insisting it was now up to Britain to resolve a dispute that could ultimately hurt trade. The two sides painted different pictures of a meeting between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and President Emmanuel… Read More UK PM Boris Johnson meets with French President Emmanuel Macron over post-Brexit fishing dispute

UK PM Boris Johnson to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron amid post-Brexit fishing row

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will meet French President Emmanuel Macron this weekend amid a row over post-Brexit fishing rights in which France has seized a British boat and London has threatened to board French trawlers. The flare-up is part of a wider dispute over post-Brexit trade arrangements between Britain and the European Union that… Read More UK PM Boris Johnson to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron amid post-Brexit fishing row

France seizes British fishing boat amid post-Brexit row

Britain on Thursday condemned France’s “disproportionate” seizure of a British fishing boat in French waters, marking a sharp deterioration in a row over post-Brexit fishing rights that is in danger of spinning out of control. French Seas Minister Annick Girardin said the vessel was detained during routing checks off the northern port of Le Havre… Read More France seizes British fishing boat amid post-Brexit row

France, Britain deploy patrol boats to Jersey over post-Brexit fishing dispute

France and Britain deployed maritime patrol vessels to the waters off the Channel island of Jersey on Thursday as a dispute over post-Brexit fishing rights escalated. The European Union called for calm over the row, which on Thursday saw a flotilla of French trawlers sail in protest to Jersey’s main harbour and a French minister… Read More France, Britain deploy patrol boats to Jersey over post-Brexit fishing dispute

France to reopen border with England for travellers not infected with coronavirus

France will reopen its borders to passengers from England on Wednesday, ending a blockade intended to stop the spread of a new coronavirus variant, but which has held up thousands of lorries before Christmas. Much of the world shut its borders to Britain after a mutated coronavirus variant was discovered spreading swiftly across southern England.… Read More France to reopen border with England for travellers not infected with coronavirus