The EU and the United Kingdom have returned to the negotiating table in recent hours to avoid a 'hard' Brexit. The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has held talks this Sunday with the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen.
In a subsequent joint statement, the two have suggested that a 'soft' Brexit will not be possible until an agreement is reached on three fronts: fishing, fair competition and an agreed way to resolve disputes in the future.
"It is the last chance", has recognized a source close to the matter to the CNBC. Another source warns that both parties are already "on the razor's edge."
Since the UK left the EU on January 31, negotiations between the two blocs to reach an orderly agreement before December 31 have so far been unsuccessful. David frost, the British chief negotiator, assured the press on Sunday arriving in Brussels that they are working very hard to reach an understanding.
Experts warn that a 'hard' Brexit could be the last straw for economies such as the British, which will be negatively impacted in the long term. This week begins precisely the vaccination schedule against Covid in the United Kingdom, which the rest of the countries and, especially the global health community, will watch carefully.