The negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Union over a trade deal will continue until the beginning of the fall to continue, both parties are Friday, the to know in a single document. In the latest round of negotiations will be up to the 2nd of October last.
In total, there are three more rounds of negotiations are on the agenda for this year as well. The parties have agreed to that period of time is sorely needed, because the latest events showed that they were still far away from each other, and after six rounds of negotiations.
The clock is still ticking, because the so-called transition from the British at the end of december. Then it will be in the UK, is no longer the major part of the European standards and the EU all the way to exit. In brussels, explains to the deadline, even as early as October, in order to make sure that you have a trade in time to be ratified, can be used.
It remains to be seen whether this will be so fast it can be done, for the toponderhandelaren, both in the UK and the EU were last week, are still major differences in the negotiations. For example, in negotiations on the topics of fishing, and a level playing field for sure, said an EU diplomat Michel Barnier said last week. With the latter, be subject to the arrangements regarding, for example, product standards, and employment policies meant to be. The EU wants to be there for the appointments, and to ensure that the British people themselves in a better competitive position can be achieved.
now, all hope is Not lost: insiders said on Monday that mr Barnier is behind closed doors, is something to be more optimistic about a possible trade. The next round of negotiations, the number seven in the evening, and is scheduled for the 17th of August. Will the Uk negotiating team for the Channel crossing, for a week in Brussels, belgium.