International Watch |”Brexit without Agreement”? The EU-British negotiations have failed, and the British side insists on not extending the transition period
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As the new crown on pneumonia outbreak, the British”off Europe”, the two sides by way of video link on the core problem areas Negotiations have been conducted, but have not achieved results. Seeing that the negotiation schedule is approaching, British Prime Minister Johnson said that he will not extend the transition period and will conclude negotiations at the end of the year. In order to be able to conclude the negotiations as scheduled, the two sides indicated that they would make corresponding compromises.
The core differences between Europe and the UK remain unchanged
Since the UK formally “Brexit”, it has entered 11 months Transition period. During this time, the EU and the United Kingdom negotiated to determine the bilateral relationship in the”post-Brexit era.” The EU and UK decided to hold multiple rounds of negotiations in Brussels and London, but after several negotiations, the two sides failed to have a core of disagreement Reach consensus in the field.
It is reported that the core areas of divergence between Europe and Britain are fisheries and fair competition. They have their own opinions on how to distribute cross-sea fishing rights. Among them, the United Kingdom wants to enjoy the fishery resources of its own sea area alone, and does not want ships from EU countries to enter, while most EU member states want to maintain the status quo in terms of access and quotas for fishing vessels.
According to the British”Express” report, the two sides still have conflicts in other areas. The European Union accused the United Kingdom of failing to submit the 28 regulatory evaluation reports of the British financial industry within the stipulated time; and the British Prime Minister Johnson said that as early as two months ago, he had submitted 1,000 pages of relevant materials to the European Union.
Can Ouying reach an agreement before the end of the transition period?
British Prime Minister Johnson said that the negotiations will be ended by the end of this year and that the transition period for”Brexit” will not be extended. Because the longer the negotiation front is pulled, companies have no time to make adjustments based on the results of the negotiations. He also stated that the EU and the UK should conduct”constructive negotiations”. If no consensus can be reached, the transition period should be terminated with reference to the trade agreement between Australia and the EU. It is understood that Australia does not have a comprehensive trade agreement with the EU.
German Chancellor Merkel, the new rotating presidency of the European Union, said that negotiations may continue into autumn. If a consensus is to be reached at the end of the year, Britain needs to understand and respect the EU’s position. Hogan, the European Commission’s trade commissioner, agreed with Merkel’s statement, saying he is confident in reaching an agreement by the end of the year, but Britain needs to show sincerity. And Kay Opperman, a researcher at the British think tank”Britain in Change Europe,” believes that”Germany’s main task is to unite the 27 EU countries and jointly resist the new coronary pneumonia epidemic, not’Brexit’ negotiations.”
“Brexit without agreement” is bad for the UK economy?
According to the”Ireland Times” report, under the impact of the epidemic,”no agreement to leave the European Union” will make the British economy in trouble, British government bonds will increase and various expenses will increase. Fairbairn, the head of the British Industry Alliance, which represents 190,000 companies in the UK, said that when the UK economy was hit, most companies simply did not have the time and energy to prepare for the Brexit in advance. The European Policy Research Center expert Ranon believes that referring to the”Australian approach” is not good for the European Union and the United Kingdom.
The”European Dynamics” website quoted the views of EU officials as saying that both the EU and the UK are making concessions to end the transition period as soon as possible. Among them, the European Union decided to moderately relax social and environmental standards and fisheries policies, and the British side chose to adjust the tariffs on “sensitive agricultural products” to ensure that negotiations proceed in a positive direction.
As the negotiation schedule between the EU and the UK becomes increasingly tense, the two sides have not yet reached a consensus on the differences in the core areas. It is hoped that both Europe and Britain will make concessions to end the transition period on time within their respective acceptance ranges.
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