China News Service, May 15 (Xinhua) According to foreign media reports, on the 15th local time, the latest round of negotiations on the future relationship between Britain and Europe ended. The European Union ’s chief Brexit negotiator Barnier said that the two sides failed to make progress on key issues. Expressed disappointment at Britain ’s lack of ambition to reach a trade agreement.
On January 29 local time, the European Parliament approved the "Brexit" agreement. The picture shows that after the vote, the members present raised their glasses to say goodbye. China News Service publishes photos for EU
Barnier said in a press conference after the video negotiation: "The UK also lacks ambition in other areas. We are disappointed in this area. These areas are not the core of the negotiations, but they are important and symbolic."
According to reports, due to the impact of the new crown epidemic, the trade negotiations between the two sides have been conducted online. Although the United Kingdom will face a deadline for extending the transition period at the end of June, the progress of the negotiations between the two parties is very small.
On January 31, the UK officially left the EU and entered the transition period. The two sides are scheduled to finalize the trade agreement before December 31. The British Prime Minister Johnson has also repeatedly expressed his refusal to extend the Brexit transition period.
It is understood that the current round of negotiations involves goods and services trade, fisheries, transportation and aviation, energy and other fields. The EU is pushing for progress on reaching a comprehensive agreement, including fisheries, safety and so-called fair competition environment protection. The UK is more keen to reach a narrower trade agreement with the EU from 2021.