Brexit: France to veto re-routed trade plan between Ireland and Europe


France will not accept a European Commission proposal to exclude French ports from a re-routed trade corridor between Ireland and mainland Europeafter Brexit, the government has said.

At the moment much of Ireland’s trade with the continent goes via Britain in trucks. But with less than eight months to go until Britain leaves the European Union there is still little clarity on its future trade relations with the bloc, or the Republic’s Border with Northern Ireland.

The new route advanced by the commission would connect Ireland by sea with Dutch and Belgian ports, including Zeebrugge and Rotterdam. French ports such as Calais and Dunkirk would be bypassed…

Read more : Irish Times, 11.08.2018