Tuesday August 11, 2020

Brexit extension vital to avoid trade ‘mayhem’, says Creed

Agriculture minister says he has also been urging EU to give greater financial support to agri-food sector

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

19th April, 2020
Michael Creed: agriculture minister thinks a fishery deal is unlikely by July deadline. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Extending Britain’s Brexit transition period is vital to avoid “mayhem” next year, agriculture minister Michael Creed has said.

The EU and Britain agreed to formally resume Brexit negotiations next week following a video conference between Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator, and David Frost, his British counterpart, last Wednesday.

Among the key issues to be discussed is a deal on fishing rights, with the EU warning that continued access...

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