Boris Johnson doesn’t tone down. While playing the game and may speculate on an imminent trade deal with the EU after Brexit, the UK prime minister keeps his harsh speech in the British Parliament. Time is short and the blockade continues on several key issues, such as fishing.
“Our position on the fishing industry has not changed. We can only progress if the European Union accepts the reality that we must be able to control access to our waters. Right now it is very important to emphasize that”, says Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
With a view to a possible concession in the negotiations, the highest authority of the Community Executive points out that the EU seeks ‘guarantees’ for its fishing fleets.
“The crucial issues for the European side are, of course, issues related to a level playing field, governance and fisheries. And with the little time ahead of us, we will do everything in our power to reach an agreement. We are ready to be creative but we are not ready to question the integrity of the single market, “says Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission.
British and European Union negotiators have moved on the path to an agreement, and it appears that the outline of a possible final text has already been created. But both have little more than a month to close a commercial pact. The next few days will be decisive for the negotiations between both parties.