The EU And London Have Launched The Second Round Of Talks On Post-Brexit Relations
The EU and the UK have launched a second round of talks on relations between Brussels and London after the Kingdom leaves the community (Brexit). This was announced on Monday by the EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier.
"Today, the second round of negotiations began in the format of a videoconference. We must move forward in all directions: our goal is to achieve tangible progress by June," he wrote on Twitter, adding that on Friday he will inform journalists about the negotiations that have begun.
The upcoming consultation will be held for the first time since Barnier was diagnosed with a coronavirus on March 19. The EU and the UK should complete the negotiations on the future agreement before the end of this year, despite a pandemic caused by a coronavirus disease. The next rounds of discussions will be held in the format of video conferences.
Contacts between Brussels and London continued in the period of the disease Barnier. At the beginning of April, a series of consultations of the negotiating teams took place on some technical issues. A representative of the European Commission also held consultations with British negotiator David frost.
The UK left the EU on February 1, 2020, after three years of negotiations on the terms of exit. Brussels and London have agreed on a transition period until the end of this year, during which the United Kingdom is subject to all European rules. During this time, the parties must agree on a document on how to build future relations.