European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said in a brief statement in Brussels, Thursday morning, after a meeting last night with Britain’s Boris Johnson, that a decision will be taken by the end of the week regarding future trade relations between the European Union and the United Kingdom, although the two sides They are still dramatically different. With the prime minister.
Ursula von der Leyen received Boris Johnson in Brussels on Wednesday evening to take negotiations on the future relationship system from his predicament in a personal discussion.
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
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.
As stated in the joint statement on the ongoing debate
Differences remained significant in three main areas: equal opportunities, ways to implement the agreement and regulate fisheries.
David Frost, along with his delegation of top British negotiators, have been holding talks in Brussels since Sunday, as no agreement was reached in the three disputed territories 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 the general rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO), which in turn will lead to the unimpeded introduction of tariffs into existing bilateral trade.
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