EU ambassador makes subtle dig at Macron – dismisses threats to cut Jersey electricity

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The eurocrat called for frictions in post-Brexit UK-EU relations to be fixed via the mechanisms set out in the withdrawal agreement and trade deal.

In May, France threatened to cut off the supply of electricity to Jersey as tensions escalated in a row over fishing rights for European vessels.

“The fishing rights, I think it is a good example of where we did not start well and we should aim to go back to the normal procedures,” Mr Vale de Almeida said when talking about flashpoints in relations.

“The methodology overall is for us to use the instruments that we created, the bodies we set up within the withdrawal agreement – the joint committee, specialised committees – and within the trade and cooperation agreement – a number of committees and working groups.

“It’s quite a complex governing structure we realise, but it’s the one that will allow us to address the issues in a consensual way, in a cooperative way.

“We want to avoid unilateral measures.”

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