UK and EU extend deadline for Brexit negotiations

UK and EU extend deadline for Brexit negotiations

According to Ursula von der Leyen, “Despite the fatigue” and the “late stage”, negotiators should continue the talks

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a European Union (EU) it’s the United kingdom decided to extend the term of the commercial agreement after Brixi. british prime minister, Boris JohnsonThe President of the European Commission, Ursula von der LeyenSunday, the 13th, as a deadline for negotiations to progress or stop. “Despite fatigue, after nearly a year of negotiations and despite several times not meeting deadlines, we both believe he is responsible at this time to move forward,” von der Leyen said, commenting on a phone call with Johnson previously made. “We agreed to ask our negotiators to continue talks to see if an agreement can be reached even at this late stage,” he added. The negotiations will take place in Brussels, at the headquarters of the European Union.

The President of the European Council, Charles Michel, praised the development and said that everything must be done in order to reach an agreement. “What we want is a good deal, an agreement that respects the principles of fair economic play as well as these principles of governance,” he said. With less than three weeks to go before the final separation between the UK and the European Union, key issues in the future relationship between the 27-nation bloc and its former member remain unresolved, such as fair competition rules, dispute resolution mechanisms and fishing rights. .

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Britain left the European Union in January 31, but remain in their economic structures until December 31. Without agreement, the United kingdom You will trade with the block under terms World Trade Organization (WTO), with all the tariffs and barriers that might bring. Therefore, the government of Boris Johnson realizes that an exit without negotiations will lead to a dead end in British ports, Shortage temporary for some goods and Rising prices of the staple foods. The tariffs will apply to many British products, including 10% for cars and more than 40% for lambs. However, while they want a deal, both sides have different views on what that entails. The European Union Fears that the UK will shrink Social and Environmental Standards and pump state money into British industries, becoming a low-regulated economic competitor. Therefore, it demands guarantees of “equality of conditions” in exchange for access to its markets. For its part, the British government claims that the EU is trying to bind the UK to the bloc’s rules and regulations indefinitely, rather than treating it as an independent country.

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