Brexit Bulletin—‘outlines of an agreement’ in sight, but ‘persistent serious divergences’ remain in future UK-EU relationship negotiations

Brexit Bulletin—‘outlines of an agreement’ in sight, but ‘persistent serious divergences’ remain in future UK-EU relationship negotiations

In remarks following the final scheduled round of talks on the future UK-EU relationship, the UK and EU have reported continued deadlock on core issues. Once again, both sides reported constructive discussions and positive progress in some technical areas, but they also highlighted considerable differences on their respective red lines. EU chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, said there remain ‘persistent serious divergences’ in level playing field, governance and fisheries. UK chief negotiator, Lord Frost, while admitting ‘differences remain’, considered ‘the outlines of an agreement are visible’. Talks are expected to continue, with a video conference call between European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, and Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, scheduled for 3 September 2020 to take stock and agree next steps.

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The EU has stressed that an agreement must be reached in October 2020 in order to ratify and implement the new agreements entering into fo

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Mikaela is a Paralegal in the Lexis®PSL Public Law team. She read law at King’s College London and obtained her LLM from University College London. With legal knowledge and experience in multiple jurisdictions and practice areas, and a special interest in international commercial law, Mikaela has comprehensive knowledge of the legal sector’s needs. 

Since joining the Lexis®PSL Public Law team in 2019, Mikaela’s primary focus has been closely monitoring legal developments in the context of Brexit. She also provides support on related subjects and content areas including Local Government and Information Law. Mikaela is involved in LNUK Thrive Wellbeing and Gender Equality Matters working groups and is a member of the LexisNexis Brexit Steering Group.