Johnson: It is unacceptable that sovereignty is still manipulated by the European Union after Brexit.
December 18th – Britain and the European Union’s negotiations on trade arrangements after the Brexit transition are deadlocked again. Both Britain and Europe said that efforts must continue to find a solution to the deadlock. If fisheries-related issues are not negotiated, a trade agreement will not be reached.
According to Russian satellite news agency on the 18th, British Prime Minister Johnson issued a statement after a call with European Commission President von der Leyen on Thursday (17th) that Brexit negotiations are in a “serious situation”, indicating that the EU is “very likely” that it is “very likely” that the EU will not be able to reach a bilateral agreement between Britain and Europe due to fisheries-related issues.
Johnson pointed out that Britain “can’t accept becoming the only sovereign country in the world that cannot control EU visits.
British fishermen who have long existed in their own waters will face sharing fishing quotas with EU countries, which is seriously detrimental to British related industries.
After talking to Johnson on the phone, von der Leyen also said that “there are still major differences that need to be bridged, especially in the fisheries” and that “bridging these differences will be very challenging”.
She also said that the UK and the EU must continue to work hard to find a solution to the Brexit impasse, and she is still not sure whether an agreement will be reached.
Johnson made it clear late last week that the UK was ready for a no-deal Brexit, calling the move both “clear” and “simple”.
According to Johnson, it is most likely to leave the country “without agreement from the European Union” at the end of the transition period, and Britain must be “confident” and “prepared” for it.
Johnson and von der Leyen agreed earlier to extend the negotiation period on the Anglo-Europe trade agreement beyond December 13.
On issues such as EU fishermen’s access to British fisheries, fisheries management after Brexit, and the “level playing field”, the British and EU remain intransient, aiming to ensure that neither side will gain an unfair advantage.
The UK officially left the European Union in January 2020 for an 11-month transition period that will expire on December 31.
During the transition period, Britain was expected to negotiate and reach a trade agreement with the European Union, but the agreement has not yet taken shape.