France's Macron says 'ball in Britain's court' on fishing row

AFP , Sunday 31 Oct 2021

President Emmanuel Macron said Sunday that Britain must give ground in a fishing dispute or France will trigger trade reprisals this week, saying: "The ball is in Britain's court."

Macron and Johnson
French President Emmanuel Macron, left, and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson prepare to throw a coin in the water at the Trevi Fountain during an event for the G20 summit in Rome, Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021. AP

"If the British make no movement, the measures of November 2 will have to be put in place," Macron told reporters at the G20 summit in Rome, while adding that he "hoped there would be a positive response tomorrow".

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