Royal Oak Tribune
EU refuses Johnson’s latest Brexit concession
The European Union rebuffed Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s latest concessions on fishing rights, dealing a setback to efforts to secure a post-Brexit trade deal. Johnson spoke with Commission President Ursula von der Leyen twice by phone on Monday to try to break the deadlocked negotiations. The U.K. made an offer that would see value of the fish EU boats catch in British waters shrink by 30%, a substantially smaller drop than the 60% it was demanding last week.
The bloc, however, refused to accept a reduction of more than 25%, saying even that was hard for countries like France and Denmark to accept, according to officials with knowledge of the discussions.