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The post-Brexit agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom "remains in the air"


The agreement on post-Brexit relations between the United Kingdom and the European Union still not formalized and they try to reach a meeting point before the end of the understanding period, on December 31, according to the main negotiator of the European bloc, the Frenchman Michel Barnier.

From the EU group, Barnier has warned member countries on Wednesday that important days are approaching for a trade agreement, which he expects to be formalized on Friday or throughout the weekend, and considers it a "all or nothing".

The negotiator has estimated that an understanding is not being reached due to three big obstacles: fishing rights, the creation of a competitive and balanced long-term environment and the legal management of future relationships. These disagreements, however, remain the same as a few months ago, so there has been no progress in this regard.

Therefore, according to the agency 'Reuters', Barnier has commented that the "agreement is in the air". "The negotiations in London are intense, but until now it is still uncertain whether the negotiators will be able to overcome the differences," a European diplomat said, quoting the words of the French negotiator. Along these lines, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, already announced on Tuesday that the negotiations would be "very complicated and difficult", although he thinks they should come to a conclusion soon.

The EU heads of government meet on December 10, and hope to reach the date with a pact more than solved and thus address the negotiation of European budgets without a major burden. However, if an agreement is not reached before the deadline, as of January 1, 2021, relations will be directed by the rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

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