European Union
Agreement on renewed and constructive spirit to agree on Brexit

During a joint media conference from Paris, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emanuel Macron have agreed on a renewed and constructive spirit aimed at reaching agreement on Brexit.

In the course of crucial talks between both leaders, President Macron stated the UK vote for leaving the European Union should be respected, but likewise, the agreement reached with Johnson’s predecessor Theresa May on the future of post-Brexit relations between the European Union and the United Kingdom should be honoured.

The French President added that the agreement which regulates trade and free movement between the borders of the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland is indispensable for political stability.

With the agreement as negotiated, the UK cannot detach itself completely from the European market, as it is insisting, and it will have to honour some of the European Union rules regarding competition laws until a separate trade agreement is reached.

Johnson is opposing this agreement, stating the UK will have to leave the European Union without an agreement. The British Prime Minister emphasised, however, that a way forward can be found through energy and creativity.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday placed the ball in the UK court, stating it was up to the UK to draw up and implement a feasible plan. Although the European Union has repeatedly insisted the plan cannot be re-negotiated, Merkel stated she is disposed towards improving it.

 

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