EU and UK will Hold a New Round of Negotiations

EU and UK will Hold a New Round of Negotiations

On May 11, representatives of Brussels and London during a video conference will discuss further economic relations between the EU and the UK after it leaves the bloc.

The United Kingdom and the European Union on Monday, May 11, begin the third round of negotiations on trade and economic relations after Britain left the EU (Brexit). A videoconference between EU official at the talks with Great Britain Michel Barnier and his British counterpart David Frost will be held in the afternoon, and experts will be talking to each other on the following days, AFP news agency reports. The results of the negotiations will be reported on May 15.

Recall, January 31, 2020 Great Britain withdrew from the European Union. According to the agreement, during the transition period, the kingdom remains a participant in the internal market of the EU and the Customs Union, while the parties agree to conclude a trade agreement

However, the previous rounds of negotiations that took place this March did not bring tangible results. The parties could not agree on such aspects as maintaining conditions for free and fair competition, as well as compliance with European standards and norms. The issue of fishing remained unresolved, because London insists on its right to tightly control the activities of European fishing vessels in British waters.

In addition, the government of Boris Johnson insists on discussing issues of bilateral access to British and European waters on an annual basis. The dispute aroused a point in the negotiations on the readiness of London to recognize the jurisdiction of the European Court and the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). Representatives of the UK have so far refused to recognize the jurisdiction of these instances.

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