British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was “disappointed” on Wednesday by the recent lack of progress in negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Union to define the framework of the post Brexi.
In a telephone conversation with the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, and the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, Johnson “expressed his disappointment that no further progress has been made in the last two weeks, “according to his spokesman in a statement.
The Briton again stated that an agreement is “desirable”, but that will wait for the result of the European summit that begins this Thursday to “reflect before specifying the next steps of the United Kingdom in light of its declaration of September 7”.
That day, the conservative leader set the European Council on Thursday as deadline to reach an agreement, without which “it would be necessary to accept [el fracaso] and turn the page. ” “There has to be an agreement with our European friends before the October 15 European Council if it is to come into force before the end of the year,” he said then.
Michel and Von der Leyen, for their part, assured that they pressured Johnson again “to move forward at the negotiating table” on the future relationship between the EU and the United Kingdom. once the transition period expires after consummating the Brexes, next December 31st.
Michel completed his message on his Twitter account by tagging the three thorniest issues in the negotiations: reaching a “uniform rules of the game”, the “governance” and the “fishing”.
The leaders of the European Union will try to give new impetus to the negotiations at the summit that begins this Thursday in Brussels, despite the fact that deadlines to reach an agreement are running out without the two parties bringing their positions closer together.