LONDON (Reuters) – Eurostar trains heading from London to Paris is probably not allowed into France if there is no such thing as a Brexit deal and enough preparations have not been made, France’s European Affairs minister stated on Thursday.
FILE PHOTO: French Minister for European Affairs Nathalie Loiseau attends the inquiries to the government session on the National Assembly in Paris, France, November 15, 2017. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
Nathalie Loiseau was requested at a talking event in London whether or not it was an actual risk that Eurostar trains coming from London wouldn’t be allowed on French soil if there have been no Brexit deal.
“If we do nothing, and if we reach no agreement, this is what would happen among other examples,” she stated.
“We cannot wake up on March 30 and say to our fellow citizens and to our business: ‘Wow we thought it would never happen so we are not ready.’”
She stated France was guaranteeing it was prepared for any eventuality.
“I will go to the French parliament in the coming weeks with a draft bill so that we get prepared for each and every scenario,” she added.
Reporting by Costas Pitas; modifying by Stephen Addison