What are the sticking points in Brexit talks? FISHINGThe UK has insisted that it will take back control of its coastal waters from the end of the transition period.But the EU was demanding its fleets maintain previous levels of access – with Emmanuel Macron under particular pressure from the French fishing industry. Initially the UK said it wanted to reclaim 80 per cent of the EU quotas from January 1.However, Brussels suggested that only 18 per cent should be restored.The two sides are thought to be close to a ‘landing zone’ that includes a transition period, perhaps of five or seven years. However, there is no settlement yet.LEVEL PLAYING FIELD The EU has insisted the UK commits to ‘level playing field’ provisions, guaranteeing that it will not undercut businesses with lower environmental standards and regulation.State aid has emerged as a particular issue, especially as coronavirus puts swathes of the economy unviable. But the UK says it must regain sovereign powers to decide on rules, even though it has no plans to lower standards or warp competition by subsidising the private sector. It appeared this area was close to resolution last week, before France reportedly laid down a series of extra conditions including huge… Read full this story
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