(ANSA) - BRUSSELS, SEPTEMBER 07 - "I trust that the British government will implement the withdrawal agreement, an obligation under international law and a prerequisite for any future partnership".
Thus in a tweet the president of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.
"The Ireland / Northern Ireland protocol is essential to protect the peace and stability of the island and the integrity of the single market," adds von der Leyen.
"The EU has made numerous constructive proposals to unlock negotiations. While we remain determined to seek an understanding with the UK", through the remaining negotiating rounds, "the EU is ready, in the event of a 'no deal' scenario, to conducting "its commercial relations with the United Kingdom," on the basis of the terms of the WTO, from January 1, 2021, "said the spokesman of the European Commission for Brexit, Daniel Ferrie.
For British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the prospect is to find "an agreement with European friends in time for the EU Council on October 15" or "both accept the fact that there will be no free trade treaty between us and move forward". (HANDLE).