British Sky News reported on the 7th local time that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will travel to Brussels to push the deadlock in the negotiations on future relations between Britain and Europe.
In the evening of the same day, Johnson issued a joint statement after a telephone meeting with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, saying that “major differences” in the trade negotiations still exist.
The joint statement said that because there are still major differences on fair competition conditions, fishing rights and compliance management, “the terms of agreement between the two sides do not exist”.
It is understood that this is Johnson’s second telephone conversation with von der Leyen in the past 48 hours to assess whether the two sides are qualified to reach a trade agreement after the Brexit transition period. On the 5th of this month, the two held their first telephone meeting on this issue.