French President Macron Says He Wants ‘Best Relationship Possible’ With UK as Brexit Talks Continue

A post-Brexit deal between the UK and Europe still hasn’t been reached, despite the approaching deadline for the end of the transition period; French President Emmanuel Macron argued that he wanted the “integrity” of the EU single market to be maintained.

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday that he wanted to have the “best relationship possible” with the United Kingdom, as Brussels has been working hard to secure a post-Brexit trade agreement with London.

The comment was made during a joint news conference with Portugal’s Prime Minister Antonio Costa, where Macron underlined that he wished that the integrity of the European single market would remain intact. 

Macron’s comments follow a report that the UK would deploy four Royal Navy vessels to stop EU ships from accessing British waters as of 1 January if a Brexit deal is not reached.

Commenting on the news, the president for the Normandy regional fisheries committee, Dimitri Rogoff, said that French fisherman could respond by setting up blockades in the English Chanel, and effectively prevent British vessels from “supplying the French market”.

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