EU needs to find right balance for EU-UK deal: Luxembourg

Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel arrives for day two of an EU summit in Brussels, Belgium October 16, 2020. Olivier Hoslet/Pool via REUTERS

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union needs to strike a balance on what its members want from future EU-UK relations and not solely focus on a single item, such as fishing rights, Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel said on Friday.

“We are behind the countries for whom fishing is important, as every subject can be important such as, for the internal market, to keep on eye on what could be state aid,” Bettel said on arrival for the second day of an EU leaders’ summit.

“We cannot just put one item on the scales... It is important that as a whole there is a balance and not have a situation where one is a winner and the other is a loser.”

Reporting by Philip Blenkinsop and Marine Strauss