Monday, 23 October, 2017

European Union says Brexit talks 'deadlocked' but progress possible

Britain outlines customs powers if Brexit deal fails Britain outlines customs powers if Brexit deal fails
Sammy Stanley | 13 October, 2017, 01:04

Mr Wolff said Brussels has a "will" to reach an agreement with the United Kingdom, especially in regards to the so-called Brexit bill. "There's no question of making concessions on citizens rights, there's no question of making concessions on the peace process in Ireland, and as regards to the financial settlement, there's no question of making concessions on thousands of projects throughout Europe".

Both sides have now given up on the United Kingdom making "sufficient progress" to move to trade talks by the European Council summit in October, with Mr Barnier suggesting the milestone could be reached by December with constructive effort on both sides.

Prime Minister Theresa May's European Union counterparts still see the "no-deal scenario" she threatened them with as most unlikely, as they think it would hurt Britain much more than the continent.

However, that commitment has not yet been spelled out by United Kingdom negotiators.

She said she was planning to hand Michel Barnier, the EU's chief negotiator, a copy of her anti-Brexit picture book, "Theresa Maybe in Brexitland" to show that many Britons opposed the decision to quit the EU.

Former Polish premier Tusk appeared to dash London's hopes that European Union leaders will use a summit on Oct 19 to agree to move on from divorce talks to the next phase of negotiations, dealing with a future relationship.

Russian Federation protests against removal of flags from diplomatic properties in US
The Foreign Ministry added that the actions of U.S. officials contradicted the statements of Washington about an intention to normalize bilateral relations.

While that is unlikely to happen, Barnier has been pushing member states for making a gesture towards the United Kingdom by pledging to "scope" the positions on transition within the EU-27.

But after her faltering party conference last week and ahead of important meetings in Brussels over the next fortnight, diplomats and officials there and in big member states said they have been putting renewed focus on contingency planning for a legal limbo in March 2019 and urging businesses to do the same. "With political will, decisive progress is within our grasp within the next two months".

EU President Donald Tusk warned on Tuesday that the bloc may rethink whether a Brexit deal is possible if there is no progress towards trade talks by December as hoped.

"We could save ourselves all this analysing as he'd just drive the talks straight off the cliff".

"Our teams are available 24/7 and the timing of talks depends on the availability of our United Kingdom partners", European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said when asked why Wednesday's timetable was blank.

On the latter issue differences still remain over the European Court of Justice's role in guaranteeing those rights, family unifications and the exporting of United Kingdom benefits.

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