Paris, December French official local time said on the 4th that the risk of a “Brexit” without an agreement still exists, and stressed that if the EU and the United Kingdom reached a “bad agreement”, France will not accept it.
Boehner, Secretary of State for European Affairs of the French government, warned on the same day that the European Union and the United Kingdom may still be unable to reach an agreement; if the European and British cannot reach a good agreement, France will veto the agreement.
Boehner said he wanted to tell French fishermen, producers and the general public on issues related to the European-British negotiations that France would not accept “bad agreements”. He said that each country has the veto, and France will conduct its own assessment of the text of the draft agreement.
After Britain officially “Brexit” on January 31 this year and entered a transitional period, the negotiations between Britain and Europe on the future relationship at the core of the trade agreement have entered the final stage. At present, the negotiations have still failed to make breakthrough progress.
Barnier, the chief negotiator for Brexit affairs, said on the evening of the 4th that after weeks of intense negotiations, Frost, the chief representative of the Brexit negotiations with the United Kingdom, was still unable to bridge the differences on the issue and the negotiations had to be suspended.
Irish Foreign Minister Covenny, who is visiting Paris, held talks with French Foreign Minister Lud Leon and said that France is now the closest EU country to Ireland, and Ireland will work with France to promote the conclusion of a “fair future relationship agreement” between the EU and the United Kingdom.
Coveni said that he personally hoped that Europe and Britain could reach an agreement, but there was not much time left, and there would be no further extension or extra time after the end of this year. Negotiations on the future relationship between Europe and Britain are currently stalling on the three major issues of equitable governance, regulation and fisheries.
French Prime Minister Casté visited the port city of Boulogne in northern France on the 3rd to meet with local fisheries representatives. He pointed out that France attaches importance to the future of fishermen, customs and health control, and the security of the Franco-British border. He said that if French fishermen do not have access to British waters in the future, the state will provide them with the necessary help and support.