The European Union hopes that the transitional period in connection with the withdrawal of Britain will run until the end of 2020, after which will come into force a trade deal. This was stated by the official of the European Commission, Both de rinck, reports Bloomberg.
“The end of 2020 appears as a natural endpoint of the so-called period of implementation or transitional (period, – Ed.)”, said senior Advisor to the chief negotiator of the EU Michel Barnier, speaking to an audience at British think tank Chatham House.
“Our goal is to have confidence that future relations will actually act in January 2021, if the transition period is really over at the end of 2020,” he said.
December 13, British lawmakers defeated the government of Prime Minister Theresa may voted to change its plan Brexit, which can complicate rupture of relations with the European Union.
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