He said that a decision on future trade relations between the EU and the UK would be taken by the end of the week, although the two sides still had very different positions. Ursula von der LeyenThe president of the European Commission in Brussels dawn Thursday after a nightly debate Boris Johnson With the British Prime Minister.
Ursula von der Leyen received her in Brussels on Wednesday evening Boris JohnsonTo transfer the negotiations on the future order of relationships to get out of the impasse in a personal discussion, MTI writes.
The Chair of the European Union Commission said he had a lively and interesting discussion with Johnson about the current state of negotiations, reviewing the list of remaining issues.
We clearly understood each other’s positions, which are very different from each other
He said. According to him, it was agreed that the negotiating delegations would meet again immediately to try to resolve the remaining fundamental differences.
Von der Leyen and Johnson had a phone conversation for about two hours in recent days. According to the interlinkages around the current discussion, significant differences remain in three main areas: equal opportunity, modalities for implementing the agreement and regulation of fisheries.
David Frost He has been holding talks with a delegation of senior British negotiators in Brussels since Sunday, as no agreement was reached in the three disputed areas in last week’s round of talks in London.
The United Kingdom withdrew from the European Union on January 31. On the day of his departure, an 11-month transition period began, that is, until December 31, with the aim of allowing time to agree on the terms of the future binary system, in particular the FTA.
The absence of a free trade agreement will mean that trade between Britain and the European Union will continue from January under general WTO rules, which in turn will lead to the introduction of tariffs in the currently unrestricted bilateral trade.