Royal Oak Tribune

EU refuses Johnson’s latest Brexit concession

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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.

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