The EU and the UK have spent today resuming trade negotiations after Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen pushed for one last chance to reach a deal. It was claimed this evening the two sides have all but finalised terms on the level of access for EU boats to fish within the UK’s 200-mile exclusive economic zone. However, Express.co.uk sources have rubbished this.
EU sources claimed the plan would see a phasing in of new rules over a five to seven year period.
But a UK Government source told this website: “There’s been no breakthrough on fish. Nothing new has been achieved on this today.”
The EU sources claimed there is now a “landing zone” which involves a phased introduction and also specific quotas for different species.
It comes after Mr Barnier asked for a transition period that would see the UK move from having catch quotas of around 18 to 20 percent of fish in UK waters to 50 percent over 10 years.
Published at Sun, 06 Dec 2020 21:21:00 +0000