Brexit trade talks resume amid growing EU skepticism | Brexit

As skepticism grows among EU member states over the use of further negotiations, Michael Barnier is preparing for four more days of Brexit talks with the MEPs to prepare or break.

A cost Isolated week After being tested positive for the corona virus, Barnier and his staff began face-to-face talks in London on Saturday morning.

At a private meeting on Friday, Barnier told MEPs that he would work over the weekend and then “maybe one or two more days.” Large spaces between pages.

EU sources said the consequences of the British withdrawal from the EU were a lack of progress and a growing need to prepare businesses.

Just 34 days before the end of the interim period, officials in the European Parliament have advised Barnier that arranging for an adequate review and MEPs approval vote by the end of this year would be difficult without an agreement by Wednesday.

A Unusual sitting As the Guardian first revealed, the EU room for December 28 has been penciled. The final results will be announced at 6.30pm Central European time.

If it fails to deliver a breakthrough this week, there are some doubts as to whether the EU will be prepared for the reason that there is no agreement on withdrawal.

There is a “bad condition” for the agreement to be used temporarily and a vote by the European Parliament after the end of this year, if time permits, but it is not currently considered.

The European Parliament, with the support of Barnier, has insisted that it have the “last word” on the trade and security agreement.

Negotiations are stuck at the level of access offered European fishing navies If the other seeks to gain competitive advantage by diverting to environmental, labor or social standards, both sides can retreat.

On Friday, Barnier expressed his displeasure with EU ambassadors EU-Canada Trade Agreement Its negotiations set a precedent for demands.

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He described the progress of the “level playground” rules as “interim” and said that one week’s progress was at risk of continuing into the next.

In a political statement on the future relationship, both sides pledged to “maintain a common high standard” in the UK and the EU on “state aid, competition, social and employment standards, environmental, climate and related tax issues.”


From Prefusal to Brexit: The History of Britain in the European Union



French President Charles de Gaulle vetoes Britain’s entry into the EEC, accusing the UK of “deep hostility” to the European program.


With Sir Edward Heath Signed the access agreement The year before, the UK enters the EEC in full official ceremony with a parade of political leaders, including former prime ministers Harold Macmillan and Alec Douglas-Home, a torch-light rally, a procession of Tiki-bent officials and political leaders.


The UK decides to stay in the general market after 67% voted “yes”. Margaret Thatcher, then leader of the Conservative Party, campaigned to remain.

‘Refund our money’

Margaret Thatcher Negotiation The “Iron Lady” marched on the former French royal palace in Fontainebleau and demanded “a refund of our own money,” claiming that she had contributed only 1 2 to each of the “three poor” members of the community.

It was a move that sowed the seeds of Tory Eurosepticism, which later caused Brexit divisions within the party.

The Cold War ends

The fall of the Berlin Wall in Eastern Europe and the fall of Communism, which would later lead to the expansion of the European Union.

‘No No No’

Thatcher told the Commons in an unpopular speech about the divisions between the UK and the EU, saying he saw ‘no, no, no’ as a continuing power grab by Delores. Rupert Murdoch’s Sun newspaper provokes its opposition to Europe with two fingers on the front page of “Up Your Tales”.

Black Wednesday

The collapse of the pound forced the removal of Prime Minister John Major and then-President Norman Lamond from the UK exchange rate mechanism.

Single market

On January 1, customs checks and duties were removed throughout the camp. Thatcher praised the vision of “a market without barriers – visible or invisible – with direct and unrestricted access to the purchasing power of the world’s more than 300 million rich and affluent people.”

Maastricht Treaty

Tory rebels vote against the deal that paved the way for the formation of the European Union. John Major voted in a pyre victory the next day.

Relationship adjustment

Tony Blair taps into the relationship. Signs up to the social charter and workers’ rights.


Nigel Farage picks up an MEP and immediately continues his attack on Brussels. “Our interests are best served by not being a member of this club,” he said in his first speech. “After the Titanic hits an iceberg, the playing field is level.”


Chancellor Gordon Brown decides not to join the UK euro.

The EU is expanding to include all eight countries in the former eastern camp, including Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic.

Immigrant Crisis

Anti-immigrant hysteria in the sun Katie Hopkins wrote “Cockroaches” and “How many more can we take?” Such news seems to be caught up with headlines. And “The Clois Crisis: Send the Dogs”.

David Cameron returns from Brussels with a package of EU reforms – but not enough to convince his own party’s Eurosceptic faction

Brexit referendum

UK votes to leave EU, pushes for David Cameron’s resignation and paves way for Theresa May to become prime minister

Britain leaves EU

The UK is leaving the EU after years of parliamentary stalemate during Theresa May’s bid to reach an agreement.

The UK has agreed to backtrack on standards, but does not want to be based on EU law. It will introduce EU views and the European Court of Justice into the agreement. So both sides are locked into negotiations on how to define their current common high standards.

The EU is seeking a “ratchet segment” to ensure that both sides face the consequences if they choose not to follow the same rules as their standards develop over time.

Negotiators operate on one model, where if one page raises the standard, the other must consider accepting them. The EU then wants to judge whether refusing to go as an independent group creates a competitive advantage. Then they will set up a solution. But the UK opposes anything that Brussels has the right to prior approval in domestic law.

The extent of the difference between the two sides for fisheries was simply revealed after Barnier told MEPs on Friday that the UK was seeking to repatriate 80% of the EU’s current hold on British waters.

The EU has so far offered only 15% to 18% return, which has been described as a “mockery” by British negotiators.

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