- Title: Brexit: France opposed to any tax haven next door to Europe
- Date: 3rd October 2019
- Summary: CALAIS, FRANCE (RECENT - SEPTEMBER 24, 2019) (AGENCY POOL) LORRIES GETTING OFF FERRY VARIOUS OF CUSTOMS OFFICER CONDUCTING CUSTOMS CHECKS AS PART OF REHEARSAL OF MEASURES IN CASE OF "NO-DEAL" BREXIT LORRY PARKED BY BOOTH
- Embargoed: 17th October 2019 09:17
- Keywords: Brexit Boris Johnson France Amelie de Monthchalin tax haven United Kingdom deal no-deal Brexit
- Location: CALAIS, CHILLY-MAZARIN AND PARIS, FRANCE / MANCHESTER AND LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- City: CALAIS, CHILLY-MAZARIN AND PARIS, FRANCE / MANCHESTER AND LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- Country: France
- Topics: European Union,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA006AZJMDDZ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: France is opposed to any tax haven being set up next door to Europe, a government minister said on Thursday (October 3) in commenting on talks regarding Britain's plans to leave the European Union.
"I do not want any tax haven next door to Europe," State Secretary for European Affairs Amelie de Montchalin told CNews television.
She said the talks were made more difficult by the UK parliament's unclear position on Brexit.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson made a final Brexit offer to the European Union on Wednesday (October 2), pitching a possible compromise for a last-minute exit deal that was cautiously welcomed by the EU although the two sides still remain far apart.
De Montchalin said the talks were made more difficult by the UK parliament's unclear position on Brexit, and that Johnson's loss of a majority in the British parliament is a "problem".
She said France has made significant investments in ports and customs checks to be prepared in case of a "no-deal" Brexit on the current deadline of Oct. 31.
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