By SeafoodSource staff
Published on Monday, November 04, 2013
With the EU sanctioning a part of the Danish Commonwealth, Foreign Ministry says it will not stand in the way of the Faroe Islands pursuing its case
Denmark could soon find itself in the middle of a messy lawsuit that pits the Faroe Islands against the EU.
The Faroe Islands has indicated that it is prepared to take a case against the EU to the World Trade Organization (WTO) over sanctions filed by the EU due to overfishing. With the Faroes a part of the Danish Commonwealth, and Denmark a member of both the EU and the WTO, it puts Danish politicians in a tricky situation. But the government has announced that it will not stop the Faroes from pursuing its grievances.