As the fourth round of trade talks come to an end today, it’s being reported that negotiations remain at a standstill on crucial core elements of the trade deal. These areas include access into British fishing waters, and demands on UK aligning to EU regulations.
There has been some progress on security co-operation, and trade in goods, but that’s it. The EU continues to push their level playing field narrative to cap the competitiveness of the UK, signing it up to continued rule through binding EU regulations and laws. The British continue to reject these demands from the EU, saying these demands don’t respect the UK becoming an independent coastal nation.
At the end of this month, the EU commission president and UK Prime Minister will meet in a high-level meeting to summarise the progress and see where, if anywhere, could be improved. The meeting doesn’t have a specific date, but it will be had before the end of June.
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