- France Throws EU Under The Bus: Macron Crashes Aussie Trade Talks in Submarine Deal Fury
by JOE BARNES, BRUSSELS CORRESPONDENT, https://www.express.co.uk/
FRANCE has scuppered the European Union’s trade negotiations with Australia amid growing anger over the lost submarine deal.
Paris has signalled it will block future talks between Brussels and Canberra after the latter’s decision to renege on a contract for French-built submarines Australia instead agreed to a new pact with Britain and the United States to purchase nuclear-powered vessels. Clement Beaune, France’s hardline Europe minister, said future negotiations between the EU and Australia would be “unthinkable” as a result of the feud.