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US News Brexit: the conditions for an agreement are still "not met", negotiations suspended

00:25  05 december  2020
00:25  05 december  2020 Source:   francetvinfo.fr

Brexit: no deal in sight “if the United Kingdom refuses any compromise”, warns Michel Barnier

 Brexit: no deal in sight “if the United Kingdom refuses any compromise”, warns Michel Barnier © Stephen Darlington / Flickr Brexit: no deal in sight “if the United Kingdom refuses any compromise”, warns Michel Barnier Against the backdrop of heated negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Union for a possible post-Brexit agreement, the British pound is falling back a little. London appears to be taking a hard line. As the post-Brexit talks for an agreement drag on, the tone is mounting between Brussels and London ... and the pound sterling stalls.

Brexit trade talks between the UK and the EU have been put on hold after the two sides said " conditions for an agreement are not met ". They blamed the pause on "significant divergences on level playing field, governance, and fisheries". It comes after a week of intense negotiations in London.

Barnier's telling tweet: Mr Barnier is expected to return to Brussels this morning to warn the negotiations are in peril. A close ally of Emmanuel Macron In a joint statement, Mr Barnier and the PM's chief negotiator David Frost (right) said: ' The conditions for an agreement are not met , due

This was announced by European negotiator Michel Barnier on Friday evening.

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The prospect of a no deal is approaching dangerously. Despite a week of intensive discussions in London, the conditions for a post-Brexit deal between the EU and the UK "have not been met" due to "significant differences over fair competition, governance and fisheries ", announced Friday evening the European negotiator Michel Barnier on Twitter. Negotiators agreed to "take a break" from discussions. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will "take stock" of the discussions on Saturday afternoon, he added.

Brexit: Scotland expects a no deal or a low-scope agreement ... and heavy damage

 Brexit: Scotland expects a no deal or a low-scope agreement ... and heavy damage © Pixabay Brexit: Scotland expects a no-deal or a low-scope agreement ... and big damage Monster traffic jams with trucks on the roads leading to the ports, long queues at passport control, temporary shortages of certain products ... The end of the post-Brexit transition period risks causing turmoil. "The short-term damage will be serious, but the long-term damage will be worse," Scotland said.

"We agreed today that the conditions for an agreement are not met , due to significant divergences on a level playing field, governance and "We agreed to pause the talks in order to brief our principals on the state of play of the negotiations . President Von der Leyen and Prime Minister Johnson will

THE BREXIT deal deadline has been extended until Sunday as Boris Johnson prepares to It is believed this is the last chance for an agreement as the House of Commons is expected to Initially, the Brexit deadline was October 15 but the Prime Minister extended the negotiations in order to

After one week of intense negotiations in London, together with @DavidGHFrost , we agreed today that the conditions for an agreement are not met, due to significant divergences on level playing field, governance and fisheries.

- Michel Barnier (@MichelBarnier) December 4, 2020

Brexit formally occurred on January 31, but a transition period that freezes its effects then began to allow the two parties to agree on their relations futures, especially commercial. It ends on December 31. After this period, the divorce will become reality, with or without an agreement.

Less than a month before the breakup, several European officials had previously hinted that a deal could be reached this weekend, as Britain considered the talks still "very difficult" and said it was determined to restore its sovereignty. The French government has threatened to veto a possible deal that does not satisfy it.

Brexit. Negotiations deadlocked, emergency meeting between Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen

 Brexit. Negotiations deadlocked, emergency meeting between Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen © AFP British Prime Minister Boris Johnson cannot afford vis-à-vis his majority to give the impression of doing too much concessions to Europe (photo illustration). Three points continue to block negotiations on future relations between the United Kingdom and the European Union. The negotiations pass Saturday at the political level with a telephone conversation between the British Prime Minister and the President of the European Commission this Saturday afternoon.

FRANCE and Germany are squabbling over Brexit as negotiators entered the final hours to clinch a trade UK sources said progress had been made putting pen to paper on the Brexit trade deal but An EU diplomat added: “Barnier is still there, things are not moving forward but that’s hardly new.”

A breakthrough is still possible in the next few days but that prospect is receding." Earlier, the UK had been "broadly hopeful" an agreement could be reached. French officials have been behind a push for EU negotiator Michel Barnier to walk away from the negotiations at the end of the week unless

"I want to believe that we will have a good agreement"

"Like all its partners, France has a right of veto, and we will do our own assessment of this draft agreement if it exists. We owe it to our fishermen and other economic sectors ", declared Clément Beaune, Secretary of State for European Affairs, on Europe 1.

" But I want to believe that we will have a good agreement. To have a good agreement, the better. "is to be frank. We have always been transparent, sometimes the British a little less, about our interests," he added.

"We must prepare for a risk of no deal, that is to say that on December 31, we no longer have free access to the British market, and vice versa. But that's not what the 'we hope and the negotiations as we speak are continuing with Michel Barnier, who is in London, "said Clément Beaune.

The President of the European Council recalled the schedule on Friday morning during a press conference: the next European Council will bring together the heads of state and government by videoconference on December 10 and 11, ie next Thursday and Friday. This will be the last opportunity for them to take a stand, unless there is yet another modification of the deadlines in this soap opera which has lasted for four and a half years. According to a European official, the Twenty-Seven could meet again after the European Council next week.

Brexit: The Royal Navy ready to protect British waters in the event of a "no deal" .
Four ships are ready to ensure British sovereignty over its fishing grounds © Fraser Gray // SIPA The Royal Navy, here all recent HMS Tamar, is ready to face the French trawlers in the waters of the Channel.

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