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World Johnson and EU’s Von der Leyen Prepare for Crunch Brexit Call

22:55  04 december  2020
22:55  04 december  2020 Source:   bloomberg.com

Brexit: France refuses a “degraded” and unfavorable agreement, von der Leyen puts the pressure

 Brexit: France refuses a “degraded” and unfavorable agreement, von der Leyen puts the pressure © Pete Linforth / Pixabay Brexit: France refuses a “degraded” and unfavorable agreement, von der Leyen puts the pressure While 'Ursula von der Leyen seems willing to make significant concessions, which would go beyond what member states are prepared to accept, there is growing unease within the European Union, with growing divisions marked.

Downing Street said Johnson would hold talks with European Commission head Ursula von der Leyen for the first time since June. The pound jumped on Friday, after Downing Street said UK prime minister Boris Johnson would step in to direct Brexit trade talks for the first time in months.

BORIS JOHNSON is set to hold crunch talks with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen at Downing Street next week, it has been announced. The UK and EU Parliaments will ratify Mr Johnson ’ s Brexit withdrawal agreement in the coming weeks, allowing both sides to start work on

(Bloomberg) -- U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will hold a crisis call on Saturday in an effort to salvage a post-Brexit trade deal after talks broke up in deadlock.

Both chief negotiators said in tweets on Friday they have paused deliberations because the “conditions for an agreement are not met” and will now brief their respective political leaders. They warned of “significant divergences” on the three main disagreements that have dogged the talks since they began in March.

Negotiators are now bracing for a crisis weekend as they try to reach an accord after a fight between Britain and France scuppered an agreement that had been coming into sight earlier in the week. U.K. officials said the EU suddenly turned up with a new set of demands on Thursday, something their Brussels counterparts denied.

Brexit negotiations continue in Brussels, as the UK and EU try to overcome 'significant' issues that are preventing a deal being struck

  Brexit negotiations continue in Brussels, as the UK and EU try to overcome 'significant' issues that are preventing a deal being struck Leaders from the UK and EU agreed on Saturday to continue Brexit negotiations in Brussels, but highlighted key areas of disagreement.Johnson and the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen spoke on the phone on Saturday, agreeing "progress has been achieved in many areas," the two said in a joint statement.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen are meeting for talks inside Number 10. During a lecture at LSE in London

Boris Johnson has argued that the EU was seeking to “blockade one part of the UK, to cut it off” in justification of The EU has said the UK has so far failed to provide sufficient details of the so- called sanitary and phytosanitary regime for Johnson and Von der Leyen extend Brexit talks by a month.

The U.K. blamed France for hardening the EU’s demands. On Friday, the country’s European affairs minister, Clement Beaune, reiterated his government will veto any deal if it isn’t in its national interest.

EU negotiators suspect the U.K. is seeking a moment of crisis and they are bracing for the tone of the talks to get worse before an agreement is reached, according to an official from the bloc who spoke on condition of anonymity because the discussions are private.

The two sides hadn’t been far away from a deal, but the U.K. is slowing the process down, the official said. Earlier, a British official had said that, despite the setback, an accord was still possible in coming days.

a group of people standing in front of a building: EU Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier as Brexit Negotiations Hit Last-Minute Bump © Bloomberg EU Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier as Brexit Negotiations Hit Last-Minute Bump

Michel Barnier, center, will remain in London for Brexit talks.

No visible progress yet on key day for final Brexit deal

  No visible progress yet on key day for final Brexit deal BRUSSELS (AP) — One of the most intense days in the long-running Brexit trade negotiations started off with little good news about any progress Monday, with the United Kingdom and the European Union seemingly still stuck on the same issues that have dogged the standoff for months. EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier held a pre-dawn briefing with ambassadors of the 27 member states to see if a deal is still possible with London ahead of the Jan. 1 deadline.

Boris Johnson will hold post- Brexit trade talks with EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen via video link on Monday next week. The UK and EU have said no major progress has been made towards a deal after four rounds of talks this year. Both sides were due to decide by the end of June

BORIS JOHNSON is ready to defy the EU by breaking away from the bloc's food safety standards, it has been claimed - with the decision set to be Boris Johnson and the EU ' s Ursula von der Leyen are on a collision course (Image: GETTY). Michel Barnier, the EU ' s chief Brexit negotiator (Image

Photographer: Hollie Adams/Bloomberg

If a deal isn’t reached, businesses and consumers will be left facing the cost and disruption of tariffs and quotas, while relations between the U.K. and EU risk being poisoned for a generation.

The EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, is expected to return to Brussels on Saturday before briefing ambassadors from the bloc’s 27 member states the following day, according to a Brussels official.

The two sides haven’t yet reached agreement on three key issues: access to British fishing waters, the competitive level playing field for business, and how any overall agreement is enforced.

French President Emmanuel Macron is determined his fishing industry won’t lose a big part of its access to British waters and wants U.K. businesses to be tied to strict rules on state aid and labor standards so they don’t have what he sees as an unfair advantage.

The end of Brexit is finally in sight. What actually happened?

  The end of Brexit is finally in sight. What actually happened? Even as Brexit ends, the debate about it will continue.

BORIS JOHNSON told Luxembourg’ s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel he would not ask for a Brexit extension, has Mr Johnson and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker held a joint press Katya Adler warns Brexit talks 'NOT going well' as von der Leyen drops major no deal hint.

BORIS JOHNSON yesterday held a dramatic last-ditch push to secure the magic number of 320 MPs votes he needs for Katya Adler warns Brexit talks 'NOT going well' as von der Leyen drops major no deal hint. Biden' s new Cabinet choice who called Brexit 'a mess' won't prejudice EU over UK - claim.

“If there is a deal which is not good,” Beaune told Europe 1 radio, “then we would oppose it. We always said so.”

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has taken a softer line than her French counterpart, called for both the U.K. and EU to make concessions.

“For the chancellor, and that hasn’t changed in recent weeks, the willingness to compromise is needed on both sides,” government spokesman Steffen Seibert said. “There are red lines, that’s clear, but there is always room for compromise.”

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U.K. Dismisses EU Offer as Decision Day Dawns: Brexit Update .
(Bloomberg) -- The U.K. dismissed the European Union’s latest offer in the Brexit negotiations as “unacceptable” hours before the two sides are expected to decide whether to pull the plug on the discussions. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen are set to speak about lunchtime, according to officials with knowledge of the matter. One of the key hurdles to any trade accord, the British government says, is the EU’s demand that the U.K. follow future changes in the bloc’s rules and regulations.

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