Continued negotiations on Brexit between the UK and the EU are scheduled for December 6 in Brussels. The parties have not yet fully agreed on the future cooperation.
A joint statement issued after a telephone conversation between British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leynen said the parties have made progress in the negotiations, but still significant differences remain between them on the same issues as before. The conversation between Johnson and Von der Leynen lasted more than an hour.
“We welcomed progress in the negotiations, but significant differences remain on three key topics – the distribution of fishing quotas, unified rules of the game and state regulation. Both sides stressed that an agreement could not be reached without a convergence of positions on these topics,” the statement said.
Recall that Britain left the European Union after three and a half years of negotiations on February 1, 2020. From this day began the transition period, which should end on December 31, 2020.