Yesterday the European the President of the European council Charles Michel said for a deal to be completed, “significant steps” are needed from the British. The Eurocrat then said Boris must make concessions on fisheries and the level playing field. This speech was made in Dublin alongside the Taoiseach, Mr Michel said it’s not time to face the “moment of truth” if trade talks are to be completed on time.
Mr Michel said: “My message is simple, the EU stands in full solidarity with Ireland.”
“We need significant steps to be made by our British friends in the coming days, not only on fisheries but also on the level playing field and governance.
“Nothing is agreed until everything is agreed, the coming days are crucial – this is the moment of truth.”
Irish Prime Minister said: “One needs concrete outcomes from the negotiations and positions needs to change.
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“I think Europe has given good indications while they need to be reciprocated and I’ve been very consistent from the outset, the logical outcome of this for the citizens we represent is to have a comprehensive free-trade agreement, absent of quotas and tariffs, to enable Europe and Britain to work well together in the future.”
It’s being reported that the EU May shift their stance on fisheries as long as the UK signs up to the level playing field which his a key element to the EU’s negotiations.