In bizarre Brexit negotiations, the bad suspicion that Johnson's strategy germinates in EU

For the divorce negotiations with the Anglo-Saxons, two of lower Saxony in the European Parliament significantly. What you have experienced so far, you don't l

In bizarre Brexit negotiations, the bad suspicion that Johnson's strategy germinates in EU

For the divorce negotiations with the Anglo-Saxons, two of lower Saxony in the European Parliament significantly. What you have experienced so far, you don't like them at all. Four and a half months had now passed since the Brexit, since March, significant progress had been wrestled to the "without call" to future relations, writes David McAllister, former CDU Minister President of lower Saxony and today's Chairman of the foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament. Be of lower Saxony, the SPD-colleague, Bernd Lange, Chairman of the trade Committee of the EU Parliament, and not complains, "that reasonable negotiations are not possible at the moment".

"Economically, but funny"

The British position in Brussels as the intransigent and ideologically wrong-headed. And now a nasty suspicion: The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson could create it on a hard Brexit, without any follow-up agreement to control and push the economic consequences of the Corona-crisis in the shoes germinates. Otherwise can explain the current deadlock in the negotiating situation: "It is really economical, but funny what happens there."

For the social Democrats, the crisis meeting between Johnson, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, the President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli, and EU Council President Charles Michel, "the hour of truth". Johnson had to "lay the cards on the table and stop hiding behind a veneer of negotiations".

"So much Fish and Chips can. it's not even food"

Long the CDU-Mr McAllister, European leaders, with British roots, a little more restrained However, it is to be noted that the irritation, about the issue of fishing rights. Snappy, he commented on the Efforts of the Brits to use their national waters and exclusive: "So much Fish and Chips can't eat the English, the Welsh, the Scots and the Northern Irish at all." The fisheries question is for him and for a Long time a good example of the delaying tactics of the British. They had originally intended to negotiate the fishing rights for over 100 species of fish annually.

Lübecker Marzipan from Liverpool?

Other sticking points of the talks, among other things, EU Standards for state aid, workers ' rights, environmental issues, as well as the cooperation of the police and the judiciary. Moreover, London does not want to submit to the authority of the European court. For the British one: sovereignty first and foremost. Finally, you are not out for the fun of it from the EU.

Plenty of bizarre a dispute over the future of the British respect for the protected European designations of origin appears. Lübeck Marzipan and Nuremberg sausages were not protected on the island soon, perhaps, against imitations, provides trade expert for a Long time.

400 under dealer stir in the tough negotiation porridge

The resentment about London is large, because the British government seems to be of the political Declaration to withdraw, the basis of the last year, achieved Brexit deal was. The EU has based their negotiating position, and entire passages of the Declaration, almost word-for-word copied. However, in the previous rounds of negotiations, in which a total of up to 400 representatives from both sides are involved, they wanted to consider British traders from your country signed the Declaration of as much less binding.

The CSU financial expert in the European Parliament, Markus Ferber, writes therefore: "You are starting to get the impression that the British are working towards a Burst of the negotiations. Can't afford the UK but actually.“

"die-hard stubbornness"

Almost half of the British export goes to the EU, conversely, but less than ten percent. There is no agreement about the design of the trading relations after the end of the Brexit-transitional period on 31. December of this year, would meet the then impending duties in the British economy so disproportionately harder than the rest European.

Not only in Brussels, the patience is running out. Thus, the Hessian Minister of European Affairs, Lucia Puttrich pointed out that a further result of loose hanging section would be the financial centre of Frankfurt am Main "does more harm than good". Puttrich asked: "If until the summer of no results are achieved, the European Union should be consistent and to break off negotiations." Against "inveterate stubbornness" could be used to tackle not offered with the conversation.

start at the highest level

so Now perhaps the last start-up at the highest level for a Happy ending of infinite Brexit-history. EU chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, is ready to press on the Tube. An accelerated schedule is available. Each result of the Video-crisis round between Johnson and the EU grandees would have to be placed until the autumn, in Detail, in a dry cloth. Because the parliamentary approval is still required, even in the European Parliament.

There crucial figures how Long, and McAllister let the muscles to play. Your committees have agreed on a common draft Resolution on the Brexit, to be approved in the EU Parliament this week. The Parliament would reject any trade agreement that does not contain any binding guarantees for fair competition and fair trade, emphasized for a Long time. And sends the message over the channel: "Who is not a member of the EU, also can't have the same rights. The time is the desire of concerts is over.“

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Updated Date: 15 June 2020, 19:27

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