British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will meet on Saturday to end the deadlock over the trade deal after Brexit. After weeks of extensive talks by negotiators on both sides, differences between the two issues have now persisted. One of the major issues of dispute between the European Union and Britain is the right to fishing in the sea.
The UK and the European Union have to make a trade deal by 31 December. Many issues of this deal have been agreed upon but many major issues remain unresolved. A major issue in this is the right of fishing. According to sources, the countries involved in the European Union want Britain to have fishing rights in its maritime territory for the next 10 years.
According to a BBC report, Britain does not appear to be ready on the condition of the European Union. France’s European Affairs Minister has indicated that he may vet if he is not satisfied with the deal. French President Emmanuel Macron is doing his best to ensure that the fishing industry is not banned from Britain’s maritime territory.
Meanwhile, the spokesperson of German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that there is always a possibility for agreement. On the other hand, Ireland Prime Minister Michel Martin has said that he is excited that there is agreement on a trade deal. In fact, on 31 January 2020 Britain broke away from the European Union but the leaders of both sides needed time to discuss a deal further. That is why he was given 11 months time which is being completed on 31 December. If this deal is not done, there will be a border check and tax will be levied on goods shipped between Britain and the European Union.