With the entry into force of Brexit, on the 30th March, 2019, Emmanuel Thaunier, president of the ICC Ille-et-Vilaine, asks MEPs to support the port of Saint-Malo, in future maritime connections.
With Brexit due to come into force on the 30th March, 2019. This will encourage the development of direct connections between Ireland and continental Europe without passing through England.
“Do not forget Saint-Malo”
The European Commission proposes to add new direct maritime links and suggests strengthening the Dublin-Cork links on the Irish side, Zeebrugge, Antwerp and Rotterdam on the continental side.
For Emmanuel Thaunier, president of the CCI Ille-et-Vilaine, “it is unacceptable and incomprehensible. The nearest European coastline to Ireland is in Brittany. Certainly, Brest and Roscoff are at the point of Brittany, but do not forget Saint-Malo.
An appeal to MEPs
“The port benefits on the one hand from all the equipment to transit these goods, and on the other hand from a suitable road connection and close to major economic centers such as Rennes, Nantes and Paris”.
Emmanuel Thaunier calls on the MEPs to defend and support the Breton ports, especially Saint-Malo, in the upcoming debates that will begin in the Council and the European Parliament.