Deputy Chairman of the European Commission Maros Shefchovic will fly to the UK on September 10 to receive clarifications from the British government on a bill that allows a violation of the agreement between Brussels and London on conditions of European divorce. This was stated in a statement issued on Wednesday evening, September 9, by the head of the press service of the European Commission, Eric Mamer.
“After the announcement of Britain, the deputy chairman of the European Commission, Maros Šefčović, goes to London to hold an emergency meeting of the Joint Committee on Brexit. The EU is waiting for clarification to the UK on the (need) full and timely implementation of the UK Brexit Agreement),” Mamera said.
On September 6, before the decisive stage of London and Brussels negotiations on Brexit, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson admitted that the kingdom can still conclude a free trade agreement with the European Union, but provided that the country’s independence is preserved.
According to the head of the British government, the deadline for these negotiations is October 15. It is noted that after that date, the kingdom will be ready for Brexit without a deal.
So far, seven rounds of negotiations have been held between the EU and Great Britain, two more rounds are ahead: from 7 to 11 September in London and from 28 September to 2 October in Brussels.
August 21, after the last negotiations in the EU doubted that the alliance and the UK will be able to conclude an agreement on post-Brexit relations.
Great Britain officially withdrew from the European Union at midnight on January 31. Until the end of 2020, the country will remain in the European Customs Union and the Single Market.