The EU’s chief brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, said that a deal on the new terms of relations with the UK is still being postponed. This is reported by Reuters.
“At this stage, an agreement between the UK and the European Union seems unlikely. We in the European Union are very concerned about the state of our negotiations. The clock is ticking, ” an Alliance representative said of the talks. He also uttered a phrase about the small chances of reaching an agreement before the end of 2020.
It is known that the EU and Britain can not find a compromise, in particular, on the issue of fishing. London does not want to provide access for European fishermen in their areas, reminding that this is incompatible with the status of the UK as an independent state.
The UK officially left the European Union on February 1, 2020. By the end of this year, the parties have agreed on a transition period during which most of the EU’s laws will continue to apply. However, in July, the parties prematurely stopped regular negotiations, as they could not come to an agreement on a number of issues.