william james and alistair smout
london (reuters) – the united kingdom stated on sunday to begin a new phase of negotiations with the european union in order to determine its future relations with the block so that the government is trying to have a unified position on the issue.
london wants to discuss it as soon as possible relations with europe after the brexit to reassure businesses, investors and citizens. but brussels insists that there must first be an agreement on the terms of divorce, especially financial.
“we need to get to the negotiation of the most important issues in our future partnership in order to be sure of reaching an agreement which strengthens the united kingdom and the heart,” said the minister of brexit, david davis, in a news release.
london is going on the offensive, while the two heavyweights in the government of theresa may, the minister of trade and commerce. brexit liam fox and the minister of finance’s pro european, philip hammond, published sunday, a common platform calling for a limited transitional period in time, signs of a rapprochement between the two sides.
david davis, the service is willing to make public their plans, including relations with the eu’s customs and the delicate question of the border between northern ireland and the republic of ireland.
“we’ve been very clear about the fact that the issues raised by the start of the eu, and our future partnership are inextricably linked,” said one source in the ministry of brexit.
these documents show that we are prepared to extend negotiations, “he added.
the london imprÉparation critiquÉe
discussions are currently focused on the invoice for london will pay out on the rights of the british and other european nationals and on the irish border. the next round of talks scheduled for the end of the month.
the initiative is designed to meet the british criticism of brussels on the preparation of the government which would be theresa may, eu leaders have complained that the last month not to have unacceptable applications, but do not have any position on many issues.
the european negotiators have warned that the timetable for leaving the united kingdom eu march 2019 was threatened.
in the forum, published in the sunday times, liam fox and philip hammond, are that the timetable will be respected and that their country is not only the eu, but also with the customs union and the single market at that time.
the ministers stressed that the transitional period will be needed to cushion the effects of the brexit but they cautioned that it is in their eyes a “back door” to prevent the escape of the eu.
“we believe that a limited transitional period in time is important to protect our national interests and to provide greater clarity to the enterprises, but it can not be unlimited; it doesn’t have to be a back door to stay in the eu,” said philip hammond and liam fox.
this development comes at a time when philip hammond has angered supporters of the brexit raising the prospect of a very gradual exit would have maintained the status quo on critical issues, such as immigration, after march 2019 until 2022.
“schengen” between gb and ireland?
they propose that the united kingdom was during the period of transition, the status of “third country”, and is no longer part of the european treaties, in the hope that the border will continue to operate normally, and that companies can hire employees in europe.
“during this period, our borders have to continue to work with the property fluidity, purchased over the internet will continue to cross borders, companies must be able to supply customers in the eu as a whole, and our innovative groups, and world leaders need to be able to hire the talent they need, including in the european union,” they say.
according to the sunday telegraph, london wants to establish a kind of “schengen zone” between the united kingdom and ireland so as not to affect the free movement of persons, and to set up a “simplified customs system.
the newspaper, citing an anonymous source in the ministry of brexit, added that british citizens could freely work in ireland and vice versa. other eu citizens may freely enter the united kingdom as the irish border, but not to work.
the ministry of brexit contacted by reuters did not wish to comment on this information.
other papers focus on the continuity of access to property in the united kingdom and in the eu as well as the “confidentiality and access to official documents”, said the ministry.
london has also promised to provide documentation on the “new partnership” before the next european council in october. the first one should be in the future).
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