China News Service, December 1 According to Reuters, the Brexit transition period will end on December 31, 2020, and the two sides are working hard to reach a trade agreement.
On December 1, local time, Irish Prime Minister Michel Martin stated that the UK and EU negotiators are facing the option of reaching a Brexit trade agreement this week and hope they can succeed.
Martin said in an interview, “There is a landing zone where an agreement can be reached. Reaching an agreement requires political will, and there are other options to reach an agreement. After weighing it, I hope it can be completed this weekend.” He also said, “If this Zhou reached an agreement, then we really have reached the final stage."
On January 29, 2020 local time, the European Parliament approved the "Brexit" agreement.
The picture shows the parliamentarians holding high the banner of "Forever Unity" after the voting.
China News Agency issued photos for EU
On November 27, Barnier, the chief negotiator of the European Union, held talks with Frost, the chief negotiator of Brexit.
Barnier said on the same day that there were still "huge differences" between the two sides.
Frost then issued a message saying that time is running out, but an agreement may still be reached and negotiations will continue.
However, the United Kingdom has previously stated that it will not extend the transition period for Brexit, and after the trade agreement is finalized, it still needs to be approved by the two parliaments. There is not much time to delay.
At present, the differences between the UK and the EU are mainly centered on two major issues. The first is the right to fish in British waters, and the second is the regulatory difference between the UK and the EU.
Some EU diplomats have stated that the UK must accept the EU’s requirements on the second issue before the EU will consider concessions on the issue of fishing rights, otherwise there is no need to talk about it.