On Monday, according to British press reports, progress has been made in the negotiations on the conditions for expulsion of British membership in the EU, and it is not unthinkable that the EU summit in mid-December will be able to move on to this next phase of the exit negotiations, in particular its trade relations with Brex.
A conservative British newspaper The Times, a senior EU official quoted without anonymity, said that “85-90 percent of open issues” were able to come to an agreement, and even controversial points could be resolved.
The BBC public media company also learned from Brussels on Monday that some of the key issues in negotiating negotiations on how to settle British financial obligations towards the European Union and guaranteeing the rights of foreign EU citizens were “agreement” on weekend conciliation.
British Prime Minister Theresa May traveled to Brussels on Monday to study the current status of the Brexit negotiations with Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission and Donald Tusk, Head of EU Heads of State and Government Heads of State.
Tusk has given London a deadline for Monday to make substantive progress on the open issues of the exit conditionality, assuming that in the absence of this, at the EU summit in December, it will not be possible to open the next round of negotiations on the post-Brexit system.
In addition to the further guarantee of the rights of foreign EU citizens and the way in which the British financial obligations towards the EU are tackled, the third pivotal issue at this stage of the negotiations is the opening of the virtual border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland to which the Irish Government insists, to contribute to the next phase of the Brexit negotiations.
Donald Tusk, speaking on Friday in Dublin, Leo Varadkar, Irish Prime Minister, said at a joint press conference after the meeting: the official Irish position, which reverses the reintroduction of border control between Ireland and Northern Ireland, is also the position of the European Union, the EU fully supports Ireland on this issue.
The President of the European Council added that if London’s suggestions for this proposal were found to be inadmissible by Ireland, then the British proposals would be unacceptable to the EU as well.
The problem is that the British government wants to move from the EU’s single internal market and customs union, so that Ireland and Northern Ireland will have a limit of almost 500 kilometers across the borders of the European Union and the UK’s only land border. According to experts, it is still unclear how to avoid restoring physical border controls after Brexit.
Source: MTI / Image: atv.hu /