The British Prime Minister will decide whether to continue trade talks with the European Union after the deadline for reaching an agreement without a contract.
Lord Frost, Boris Johnson’s European negotiator, said the UK was disappointed with the outcome of the EU summit. The group said it was ready to continue trade talks but called on Britain to make the next move.
The UK Prime Minister said in a statement that the Prime Minister will announce his response today.
At the European Council meeting on October 15, Johnson said last month that if there was no agreement, both sides should stay out of the talks and be prepared for a non – agreement result.
However, in a statement adopted by the summit of EU leaders yesterday, they “invited” Brussels’ main contractor, Michael Barnier, to continue the talks and asked the UK to “make the necessary moves to make a deal possible.”
In a later statement, Lord Frost labeled the response “extraordinary.”
He tweeted: “The European Council is disappointed with its conclusions about the UK / EU talks.
I am surprised that the European Union is not committed to entering into future partnerships, as agreed with European Commission President Ursula von Der Lane on October 3.
“I am also surprised by the suggestion that all future moves to get the deal should be from the UK.
“It simply came to our notice then.
In light of the September 7 statement, Prime Minister Boris Johnson will launch the UK responses and approaches tomorrow.
Johnson expressed frustration at the call with von der Lane and European Council President Charles Michel that the talks had not made much progress.
However, there are doubts in Brussels that Dwelling Street is ready to pull the plug on the negotiations.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said: “Britain has already set a number of time limits.
Michelle, meanwhile, told a news conference that Brussels would make a decision in the coming days based on the UK’s next recommendations, and whether to continue trade talks.
“It is clear to us that we are determined to negotiate. We are determined to reach an agreement, but we know that there are some difficult issues,” he said.
This applies to fishing, level playgrounds and governance.
“We are united. We will conduct an assessment in the coming days. Can we conclude a discussion on what the country (UK) is proposing? We will make an assessment based on that.”
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EU chief negotiator Michael Barnier told a news conference that his team had decided to enter into a “fair deal”.
It has been acknowledged every year that the question of future fisheries rights is one of the most difficult issues to be resolved once the current Brexit transition period comes to an end.
French President Emmanuel Macron has indicated that he is ready to take a tough stance, under pressure from his country’s fishermen, who fear they could lose access to British waters.
“Under no circumstances should we sacrifice our fishermen for Brexit,” he said.
“If these conditions are not met, we will not have a transaction. If we do not find the right terms at the end of these discussions, we are ready to make a deal for our future relationship. ”
Taoist Michael Martin also stressed the importance of securing a satisfactory contract for fisheries in order to make a wholesale trade deal.
Meanwhile, von der Lane announced that she had to withdraw from the summit to isolate herself after a German politician tested negative but a member of her staff tested positive for the corona virus.