The current British position in the negotiations on the future partnership makes the possibility of concluding a trade agreement with the European Union is unlikely, said the chief negotiator of the EU's Brexit, Michel Barnier.
"The current failure to be committed to open and fair competition and to sustainable fisheries agreement makes Britain a trade agreement at the moment is unlikely," - said Barnier at a press conference.
The British government had no evidence of successful of RF interference in the process of a referendum on Brexit, according to the official response of the government published a parliamentary report on "Russian influence" on political processes in Britain.
On Tuesday, the Committee for intelligence and security of the British Parliament published a 50-page report, prepared and submitted to the office of the Prime Minister 17 October last year. The government then stalled the publication, citing the fact that the disclosure document must be preceded by "certain processes". The new composition of the Committee for intelligence and security was formed this week, paving the way for the publication of the report. Among involved in the preparation of the expert report are businessman William Browder and former employee of British intelligence Christopher Steele, who is known for the fact that the order of political opponents of President of the United States Donald trump has prepared him incriminating dossier for the Washington-based company, Fusion GPS.
The Prime Minister of Ireland, Michel Martin welcomed the decision of the EU summit to provide in the future the financing of the special Fund in the amount of 5 billion euros to help the countries most affected by Brexit.
"Brexit would be a serious challenge. And I particularly welcome that there was a special Fund in the amount of 5 billion Euro to the countries that are most affected by this decision of the UK to leave the European Union," Martin said during a short news approach after the summit.
The transition period after Brеxit will not be renewed - Britain has not used consistent with the EU the possibility to file a request for such extension before the expiration of June. Now the fate of future relations with the European Union is in the hands of the negotiators - that their talents will determine whether it will maintain the United Kingdom's close trade and economic links with continental Europe, or context, London and Brussels in 2021 will be built in accordance with the rules and tariffs of the WTO.
Currently, the negotiations with the EU on a trade agreement actually stopped. The British side accused Brussels of politicization of the process and demanded to change the tone. After the fourth round of parties stated that disputes, including fisheries, are preserved and recognized that have reached the maximum of what is possible with virtual negotiations. Meeting the pandemic coronavirus was conducted by video conference. Sign the agreement and ratify it required up to the end of 2020. If the document will not be accepted, the parties will spread, breaking all the relations and interaction.
Legal preconditions for renewal of negotiations with Britain on trade agreement is not, said European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in an interview with Handelsblatt.
"I don't see any legal grounds for that," said von der Leyen, responding to a question on possibility of renewal of negotiations in the autumn. "The deadline extension expires at the end of June. Therefore, it is clear that the UK leaves the single market on 31 December," she added.
The transition period in relations between the EU and the UK will end on 31 December 2020, as the country does not intend to request its prolongation, said in a statement released by the European Commission.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the presidents of the European Council Charles Michel, the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and the European Parliament David Sassòli held a videoconference on Monday to discuss the negotiations on the future partnership that lead the EU and the UK.
The European Commission believes that the question of the possible prolongation of the transition period in relations between the EU and the UK in the framework of Brexit is closed, that is, the extension will not, said the Vice-President of the European Commission Maros Sefcovic at a press conference after a meeting of the joint Committee of representatives of the EU and the UK.
According to him, the British side made it clear that it plans to request an extension of the transition period.
UK has confirmed that it will not ask the EU to extend the transition period after Brexit, even if the stalled negotiations on a trade agreement, said the head of the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers Michael Gove.
Currently, the negotiations with the EU actually stopped. The British side accused Brussels of politicization of the process and demanded to change the tone. After the fourth round of parties stated that disputes, including fisheries, are preserved and recognized that have reached the maximum of what is possible with virtual negotiations. Meeting the pandemic coronavirus was conducted by video conference.
The United Kingdom reaffirmed the EU that it does not intend to prolong the transitional period in the relations of the country and Union in the framework of Brexit, Vice-President of the European Commission Maros Sefcovic at a press conference after the meeting of the ad hoc Committee of representatives of the EU and the UK.
"Britain will not consider the extension of the transition period," he said, adding that the EU remains open to the possibility of prolongation.
Brexit may become a stimulus for economic relations of Russia and Britain, Moscow is ready to engage with London on the subject, said in an interview with RIA Novosti first Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Vladimir Titov.
"Brexit may become a stimulus for the strengthening of bilateral relations, including the formation of the most clear and simple rules in mutual trade," he said.
Trade relations of the EU and the UK in the future will not be as smooth and good as it is now, as it remains a member of the EU single market, said the chief negotiator of the EU's Brexit, Michel Barnier.
"Our trade relations with the UK will never be as smooth as now, no matter how good is the agreement that we reach. You should prepare for it," said Barnier.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is ready to make concessions in the issue of EU duties on certain British goods, to break the deadlock in trade negotiations, reports the Daily Mail newspaper, citing sources.
Earlier Friday, the head of the British negotiating team, David frost said that the next, fourth, round of negotiations between Britain and the EU in terms of the trading agreement concluded with little progress, however, parties should intensify dialogue. He noted that his group is ready to do everything as quickly as possible to develop a balanced trade agreement, covering all areas.
More than 100 large multinational companies moved from London to Amsterdam for Brexit, another 300 conduct appropriate negotiations with the government of the Netherlands, said trade representative of the Russian Federation in the Kingdom of the Netherlands Andrey Makarov.
The UK left the EU 31 Jan. By the end of this year will last for a transitional period, during which the parties attempt to negotiate their future relations. At the moment, according to the statements of both parties much success in the negotiations could not be reached.