Rosa Quintana is tied to what the EU-UK solve regarding Brexit
Galician minister warns of 'inevitable losses' for the Galician economy in case of hard 'Brexit'
Monday, October 21, 2019, 20:50 (GMT + 9)
The UK's exit from the EU has 130 ships and 1,700 Galician crew in suspense - The Xunta asks union to the fishing zones
Galician Minister of Marine Affairs, Rosa Quintana has warned that "a Brexit without agreement" would mean "inevitable losses" for the Galician economy in general and for shipowners in particular. The head of this department said yesterday in an interview with Cadena Ser that the departure of England from the European Union without an agreement would affect 130 Galician ships, 1,700 crew members and a turnover of around EUR 500 million.
For the minister, the solution is for the British country to accept the status quo request that allows to preserve "freedom of access to water and market." She also notes that "as long as England does not show reciprocity" a contingency plan cannot be prepared either.
In spite of that, Quintana continues betting on the agreement so that both economies benefit and thus avoid the predicted effect on exports and imports. She advocates that European fishing regions "maintain a single position" to convey the "weight" of the sector and present themselves as "a block" when negotiating with the EU. (Reuters)