Uk Eu Reach Breakthrough Brexit Agreement

Barnier, however, stressed on Wednesday that the EU was ready to compromise to reach an agreement. «We will seek on both sides the necessary compromises to reach an agreement, and we will do so until the last day, until it is possible. Our doors will remain open until the end,» he told MPs. It does not bode well that Britain and the EU do not agree at all on their differences of opinion. But it is much more difficult to do in this last phase of Brexit. If an agreement is reached, both the European Parliament and the British Parliament must ratify it and the terms of the agreement must be implemented – which will be very difficult in such a short period of time. And the relationship is changing, deal or no deal. For example, goods travelling between the EU and the UK will now be subject to customs controls and taxes. But the source added that it was important to be «realistic», that an agreement might not be possible.

They would also allow reciprocal access to fishing waters by the end of 2021 or until the UK and the EU reach an agreement on fisheries. The EU is making the offer conditional on the UK`s agreement to maintain the same standards and regulations – also known as the so-called level playing field – which is likely to spark opposition in the UK, particularly among strong Brexiteers. On Wednesday, after what Leyen called a «lively and interesting» working lunch with Johnson in Brussels made no breakthrough, the EU chief said they had agreed to «make a decision by the end of the weekend.» French European Affairs Minister Clément Beaune has warned that his government could «veto» any deal between Britain and the EU if it does not meet his country`s demands. Boris Johnson will travel to Brussels on Wednesday to make a breakthrough in a post-Brexit trade deal at dinner with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. Details of the deal have not yet been made public, but cabinet minister Michael Gove is making a statement Wednesday in the House of Commons. So the two leaders didn`t really make a breakthrough. The only thing they seemed to agree on was that the EU and the UK just don`t agree. . . .


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