EU members have issued demands for continued access to the UK’s fishing waters post-Brexit.
The requirement formed a major part of the EU’s initial trade deal proposals, and has been the source of rows between Michel Barnier and David Frost.
French MEP François-Xavier Bellamy stresses the “major social and economic importance” of European access at the EU Parliament.
He said: “There can be no agreement with the UK if we do not also have a balanced, sustainable, long-term agreement on fisheries.
“An agreement whereby we have access to waters and resources reciprocaly between the partners.
“This is of major social and economic importance, thousands of jobs are at stake.
“The communities that rely on the fishing industry will become vulnerable.”
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