The negotiations on a Brexit deal between the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK) are approaching the moment of
make or break on
deal or no.
Michel Barnier, the negotiator on behalf of the EU, informed the delegates of the various countries.
They in turn asked him not to be rushed by time: a good deal is more important than a 'quick' agreement.
The UK left the European Union on January 31, but it has been agreed that a transition period will apply until January 1, 2021, whereby everything will remain the same from a commercial point of view.
An agreement then had to be concluded within that transition period.
It was previously said that this should have happened before mid-October at the latest, but that moment has long passed without a deal.
Negotiations have been hindered several times by the outbreak of COVID-19, up to a corona contamination among the negotiators.
If no agreement is reached, the scenario threatens to resume tariffs for trade between the UK and the EU and that European fishermen will no longer be welcome in UK waters.
Fishing is one of the hot topics in the negotiations - not because it involves a lot of money, but prestige.