In the run-up to the EU-UK trade deal, which comes into force on Saturday, the European Parliament will be “on alert” to block any attempt by Britain to avoid certain parts of the agreement. However, on the part of the Swedish government, the concern is not so great.
The new trade and cooperation agreement between the EU and the United Kingdom will take effect on Saturday, May 1, following the approval of the European Parliament this week. But first the negotiations on Brexit and then the cooperation agreement were difficult, and new negotiations are waiting in the corner.
There are some fears on the part of the EU that the British will not hold certain parts of the trade and cooperation agreement. Conservative Luxembourgist Christoph Hansen, one of Parliament’s supporters, said in a referendum on Tuesday that parliament would “remain vigilant” and “blindly believe in the British government’s intention to implement the agreement with an honest attitude.”
From the Swedish side, similar voices are being heard, at least not from the Social Democrat and MEP Johan Danielson.
– The EU is important to be together and is very vigilant in the implementation phase. There is a great danger in allowing the British to gradually break into the treaty in this first year, where every part is unquestionable, but in the end they were able to change the treaty.
What evidence do you have that the English can go into the details of the contract to change it?
– Way It has dealt with the exit agreement, previously announcing in its own parliament that the British government intended to unilaterally violate certain parts of the agreement. That fact must be taken into account as we now implement the full agreement. The union movement in the UK says they are experiencing anxiety and we are getting signals that they may violate the British agreement when it comes to transportation with driving and leisure time, for example, says Johan Danielson.
Moderate and MEPs questioned whether there were many doubts in Parliament as to whether the British government would stick to this agreement. Jர்கrgen Warborne testifies. But he believes the British should now be given the opportunity to show the opposite.
– Of course there is a concern. But through the contract, we get the opportunity and tools for hard work, such as adjusting tariffs on British goods. All contracts, in particular, have gaps, gray areas and different interpretations. I think we have only seen the beginning of negotiations with the British. Jன்rgen Warborne says we must now give the British a chance to prove that they are behind this deal.
On behalf of the Swedish government, EU Minister Hans Daggren (S) wants to allay fears.
– We think the British respect what they have signed. We have confirmed that this agreement is designed to ensure fair conditions of competition between the EU and the UK. If there is a suspicion that things are not going well, there are mechanisms in the agreement, for example the joint committee, Hans Dockgreen says, can raise complaints.
So you are not worried that the agreement will not be followed?
– I remember an old proverb like this [USA:s president] Used by Ronald Reagan; Believe but check. You can have confidence in the other party, but it is always important to check that everything is working, says Hans Tolkren.