EU's ambassador to UK rebukes France over Jersey fishing threat

EU's ambassador to UK rebukes France over Jersey fishing threat
EU's ambassador to UK rebukes France over Jersey fishing threat
EU’s ambassador to the UK rebukes Emmanuel Macron over French threat to cut power supply to Jersey over fishing dispute as he calls for both sides to ‘de-dramatise’ post-Brexit rows Joao Vale de Almeida said Brexit disputes must be resolved through formal talks He said EU 'did not start well' when asked about the Jersey fishing rights dispute France threatened in May to cut Jersey's electricity supply over access to waters Mr Vale de Almeida urged both sides to 'further de-dramatise this relationship'

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The EU's ambassador to the UK today delivered a rebuke to Emmanuel Macron after France threatened to cut off Jersey's electricity supply in a row over fishing rights.  

João Vale de Almeida, the bloc's representative in London, said all post-Brexit disputes must be resolved through the formal mechanisms set out in the divorce and trade deals. 

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He said the flashpoint over Jersey last month was an example of 'where we did not start well' and that 'we should aim at going back to the normal procedures'. 

He told peers on the European Affairs Committee that both Britain and the bloc have a 'collective responsibility to further de-dramatise this relationship'. 

João Vale de Almeida, the bloc's representative in London, said all post-Brexit disputes must be resolved through the formal mechanisms set out in the divorce and trade deals

João Vale de Almeida, the bloc's representative in London, said all post-Brexit disputes must be resolved through the formal mechanisms set out in the divorce and trade deals

Emmanuel Macron faced criticism after his ministers threatened to cut off power to Jersey in a row over post-Brexit fishing rights

Emmanuel Macron faced criticism after his ministers threatened to cut off power to Jersey in a row over post-Brexit fishing rights

The row centred around French fishermen saying they were being prevented from operating in British waters because of difficulties in obtaining licences. French vessels are pictured off the coast of Jersey on May 6

The row centred around French fishermen saying they were being prevented from operating in British waters because of difficulties in obtaining licences. French vessels are pictured off the coast of Jersey on May 6 

France threatened to cut off Jersey's

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