The European Commission makes the lifting of the UK travel ban conditional, but the decision is left to the member states.
The European Commission is proposing that member states resume trade with the UK, but only support people traveling as a matter of urgency and make them vulnerable to a negative coronavirus test or voluntary quarantine for ten days.
It is advisable to maintain the travel ban for all except for those returning to their place of residence, transport and freight workers, medical staff and transit passengers.
In order to ensure the smooth operation of supply chains, the European Court of Justice is urging the resumption of air and rail transport, but the decision falls within the national jurisdiction.
There was no agreement between France and the UK to resume cargo traffic until early evening, with testing being the main cause of the problem, with Sky News reporting that the British Army would also participate.
More than 1,500 trucks are now crowded in Kent, on the M20 and Manston Airport, and it could take days to return to normal if agreed.
According to the chair of the Food and Beverage Federation (FDF), which represents British food and drink producers, shoppers don’t have to worry about pre-Christmas supplies, but Dover’s shutdown will appear on Sunday at midnight after the holiday as fresh produce may disappear from store shelves.
Another recession threatens
According to the revised data, the performance of the British economy grew at a record rate of 16 per cent in the third quarter of this year, instead of the previously reported 15.5 per cent, but it is still 8.6 per cent lower than it was before the Coronavirus pandemic. According to Capital Economics, although the risk of a double-dip recession is increasing due to more severe restrictions, the economy may rebound in the second half of next year due to higher household savings if the vaccination campaign proves successful. The Census Bureau also announced on Tuesday that British government debt had risen to 2,099.8 billion pounds (396 pounds) by November, equivalent to 99.5 per cent of GDP, due to the budget programs and the government securities issues that finance it. The government has allocated 241 billion pounds in the first eight months of the year, up from 31.6 billion pounds in November alone, and the deficit is expected to reach 400 billion pounds in the 2020-2021 budget year, or about 20 percent of gross domestic product. | VG
So far, no progress has been made on the other important issue, the EU-UK trade agreement.
a Bloomberg According to the European Union, the European Union rejected the recent British offer to reduce the European Union’s quota for fishing by 30% as of next year, as Brussels is not ready to agree to more than 25%, and this level will be gradually reached over six years.
The chief negotiator of the European Union, Michel Barnier, briefed the ambassadors of member states yesterday, and promised to continue negotiations. Reconciliation is also underway between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.