China News Service, July 23. According to Reuters, the chief Brexit negotiator David Frost said on the 23rd local time that although the latest round of negotiations on the future relationship between Britain and Europe after Brexit has "existing areas of major differences." It ends, but the UK may still reach an agreement with the EU in September. However, Michel Barnier, the EU’s Brexit negotiator, said on the same day that it was “unlikely” to sign a trade agreement.
Britain left the European Union in January this year and is currently in a one-year transition period. During this period, the two sides have conducted many consultations in an attempt to establish new relations from trade to security. So far, negotiations between the UK and the EU have almost stalled, with both sides accusing the other of failing to reach a compromise before the end of the transition period at the end of this year.
On January 29, local time, the European Parliament approved the "Brexit" agreement. The picture shows the parliamentarians toasting farewell after the voting. China News Agency issued photos for EU
Frost once again stated that the EU proposal failed to meet the requirements of the British government to be treated as an independent country.
He said: "Despite the difficulties, based on the work we did in July, I think we can still reach an agreement in September, and we should continue to negotiate towards this goal."
However, according to Agence France-Presse, Frost also said, “Although we will continue to actively seek to reach an agreement with the EU, we must face the possibility that an agreement cannot be reached.” “Therefore, we must continue to end the transition period by the end of this year. Be prepared for all possible situations before."
On the other hand, the EU’s Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, said on the same day that as the UK currently refuses to abide by the conditions of open and fair competition and also refuses to sign a fisheries balance agreement, it is “unlikely” at this point. Reach a trade agreement.
He said: "The time to give answers will soon run out." "If we can't reach an agreement on the future partnership, there will be more friction."