The movement – days before Brexit – was condemned by Brexiteers who called to’walk away’ from these discussions.
According to an internal diplomatic record, the bloc wants the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to have the ability to enforce the terms of a trade, fishing and security deal.
The bloc is calling for judges to have the capacity to rule on any post-Brexitarrangement with the United Kingdom.
The leaked document says that the’UK is a partner like no other’, citing its’geographical proximity… financial interdependence and connectedness’.
But fresh unprecedented proposals, seen by the Times, go farther.
According to an internal diplomatic document, the bloc wants the European Court of Justice to be able to enforce the terms of a trade, fishing and safety deal
Additionally, it states it is’seeking inspiration’ in the government’s withdrawal treaty, which gives a substantial enforcement role to the ECJ.
The Taoiseach told the BBC:’What happens in these things is trade offs.
A source told the newspaper that the court was’by definition not a neutral arbiter’.
‘Nobody in their right minds would take this and if they continue to pursue this then we simply have to walk ‘
The record goes beyond existing free trade agreements to’ensure consistent interpretation of the agreement and secure the use of the (ECJ) in this respect’.
It comes as the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier said the insistence of the UK on moving away from Brussels-made laws and the scrutiny of its own judges meant tradewithout some form of customs checks was’impossible’.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson spokesman said:’We will be taking control of our fishing waters. We have been clear.’
The CFP dictates where and how much fishermen can catch, and anglers have frequently complained they don’t get a share of what is caught in UK waters.
‘It has chosen to create two spaces. This makes frictionless tradeimpossible. It makes checks crucial.’
The ECJ is based in Luxembourg and principles on matter of EU law.
He said:’The UK has chosen to become a country, to leave the customs union and the single market, to leave behind the framework of common supervision rules and Court of Justice of the EU.
This suggests the EU will make important demands linking Europe’s markets by judges that are European to judicial oversight.
In Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar indicated that Brussels would search in exchange for the UK’s financial services industry for concessions on fishing to have access to the European single market.
The move – times before Brexit – was condemned by Brexiteers who called on Boris Johnson to’walk away’ from discussions
‘in order to get concessions in areas like financial services out of us You may need to make concessions.’
The suggestions, briefed to diplomats, insist that the ECJ must have a part in ruling whether the UK has breached any rules that it signs up to.
Under talks, negotiators insisted that the UK follows the EU’s rules and regulations in areas such as state aid and environmental protection – in an attempt to try and prevent unfair competition.
The proposal was also rejected by downing Street sources.