Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen Arrange to Meet to Keep Brexit Deal Alive

BORIS JOHNSON and Ursula von der Leyen Arrange to Meet to Keep Brexit Deal Alive.

Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen kept hopes of a Brexit trade deal on the table tonight after the PM offered the EU commissioner a last-minute olive branch by dropping his controversial plans to override the divorce terms. The PM and the EU commission chief apparently ‘took stock’ of the tense negotiations in a 40-minute call and agreed to meet in person in Brussels ‘in the coming days’.

A joint statement read, quote: ‘We agreed that the conditions for finalising an agreement are not there due to the remaining significant differences on three critical issues: level playing field, governance and fisheries. We asked our Chief Negotiators and their teams to prepare an overview of the remaining differences to be discussed in a physical meeting in Brussels in the coming days.’

A breakthrough was announced on Sunday, December 6, regards the ‘hot topic’ of fishing rights. This has always been considered a major hurdle in the Brexit talks, experts believe a deal is now possible now that the sticking point has been overcome.

 


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