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Brexit: Johnson ignores previous agreements - and threatens the EU with severe consequences

2020-09-07T12:09:48.524Z

The next round of negotiations on Brexit is taking place between the EU and Great Britain. Prime Minister Boris Johnson opens hard bandages - and threatens.



The next round of negotiations on Brexit is taking place between the EU and Great Britain.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson opens hard bandages - and threatens.

  • The

    EU is

    negotiating

    once more

    with

    Great Britain

    about

    Brexit

    and its consequences.

  • A

    trade agreement

    is the goal of both parties.

  • But

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson

    wants to get concessions from the European Union - and uses tricks.

London / Brussels -

Brexit

*

has long been decided, but

negotiations between the EU and Great Britain

* on relations after the

exit

*

of the United Kingdom from the European Union have not yet concluded one.

According to British

Prime Minister Boris Johnson

*, this should happen by mid-October.

It is now "the last phase" of the talks, Johnson is quoted in a statement that his office published excerpts on Sunday.

Before the EU summit on October 15 and 16, the British head of government wants to reach an agreement with the “European friends” so that it can be implemented by the end of the year.

Brexit: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson apparently wants to trick the EU with legislative changes

Johnson threatened the EU

with

severe consequences

if

the negotiations

failed

.

If there is no agreement by mid-October, "I do not see that there will be a free trade agreement between us," said Johnson.

The EU had also previously signaled its interest in reaching an agreement by mid-October, as the relevant agreements still have to be translated and ratified by the EU Parliament.

Excerpt from Boris Johnson's declaration on #Brexit: -Negotiation



with the EU only until October 15th



- no deal, no problem, then just free trade agreement à la Australia



-The main thing: Control over borders, laws, fishing rights



“And we will prosper mightily as a result. "

- Anne Gellinek (@a_gellinek) September 7, 2020

Meanwhile, the EU warned Johnson that he had to comply with agreements that had already been negotiated.

"Everything that has been signed must be respected," stressed EU negotiator Michel Barnier to the radio station France Inter in Paris.

A report by the

Financial Times

had previously

caused a stir.

Accordingly, Johnson plans in the

Brexit

negotiations to overturn two core agreements with the EU on Northern Ireland with a new law.

Specifically, on the one hand, it is about state aid for companies in

Northern Ireland

.

According to the exit agreement, these would also

fall

under

EU rules in the

future

, but Johnson apparently wants to relax the British government's duty to provide information to Brussels.

The UK's prime minister may also want to change requirements for Northern Irish companies to move goods into the UK.

It was actually agreed that the companies would have to declare such consignments as exports.

Brexit: Next round of negotiations between Great Britain and EU in London

The next round of

Brexit negotiations

between the EU and Great Britain in London will

begin on

Tuesday

.

After the last meeting in August, both parties adjourned with no results.

Barnier and EU representatives had warned against failure at the time - there were accusations from Great Britain that the EU was making the talks "unnecessarily" difficult.

Great Britain officially left the EU on January 31, 2020, and the country will be in a transition phase until the end of the year.

In this, both sides want to regulate their future relations, above all a trade agreement should be agreed.

Despite the difficult negotiations, Johnson showed himself confident and announced that his administration would also be “prepared” for failure.

Even then, a “good result” for Great Britain would be possible, said the Prime Minister.

(kh) * Merkur.de is part of the nationwide Ippen-Digital editorial network

Video: EU negotiator Barnier warns the British of a hard Brexit

Source: merkur

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