After Brexit London intends to withdraw from a fisheries convention and reclaim exclusive rights to fishing grounds inside 12 nautical miles of Britain's coast. Fishermen on the continent are concerned; much of their catch comes from British waters.
British Prime Minister Theresa May is fighting for her political life and approval of a draft Brexit deal. European Union leaders show very little appetite for reopening talks on the deal if she fails on either front.
The British PM has said she would not let removal talks distract her from a critical week of negotiations. Some MPs from her own party seek to oust her after seeing the details of the contentious draft Brexit deal.
German firms should prepare for a no-deal Brexit, the head of the BDI Federation of Industry has warned. "A hard Brexit would be disastrous," he said as the UK prime minister fights for approval of her exit deal.
Negotiators for the EU and the UK have finally struck a draft deal on the conditions of the British divorce from the bloc. But now Theresa May has to convince her Cabinet and Parliament to back it.
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