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New hopes in Brexit negotiations |  The news site Europaportalen

New hopes in Brexit negotiations | The news site Europaportalen

Despite another deadline, negotiations continue between the European Union and the United Kingdom. The European Union’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, said on Monday that an agreement was still possible.

Yesterday, Sunday, the last deadline for negotiations on the future relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom expired.

However, after talks between European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at lunchtime on Sunday, it was announced that negotiations would continue.

“Despite the fatigue after nearly a year of negotiations, and despite the fact that the deadlines passed over and over again, we consider them responsible for making another effort in this situation,” she said in a joint statement.

No new deadline has been set, but since last December has been the last day for a deal to be reached. On 1 January 2021, the UK will leave the European Union entirely, with or without agreement.

At the same time, there are some signs of progress in the negotiations, or at least that they are “not moving backwards,” as one of the sources said. Financial times on Sunday.

– We are not close to a deal. An EU official said it was just a matter of making enough progress for them to consider it useful to continue the talks. To the newspaper.

On Monday morning, the EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, will inform the ambassadors of the European Union member states and the European Parliament’s Brexit group, who must agree to a possible settlement.

We will give this agreement every opportunity, [att enas] It is still possible, Barnier said before Monday morning reviews the situation, According to Reuters.

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According to Barnier, two crucial questions remain. There are conditions for fair competition for companies and access to British waters for EU fishers.

The third crucial issue – how to resolve any future disputes between the EU and the UK – is that “limited progress” has been made.