British Prime Minister Boris Johnson went to Brussels and met with EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to overcome the deadlock in the negotiations.
In the statement made by the Office of the Prime Ministry number 10, it was stated that the two leaders had a “sincere meeting” about the obstacles in the negotiations, which are very important.
“There are huge differences of opinion between the two sides and it is still unclear whether they can be overcome.” In the statement, it was emphasized that the leaders decided to continue the negotiations.
In the statement, which noted that Johnson did not want an untested deal, it was announced that the parties agreed that a “final decision” should be taken on the future of the negotiations by Sunday.
In the United Kingdom, which consists of England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland, Brexit decision was taken with 52 percent against 48 percent in the EU referendum held in June 2016.
Britain, which officially left the EU on January 31, is holding comprehensive negotiations with the Union on bilateral relations, especially trade.
The negotiations between the EU and the UK include problematic issues such as “ensuring fair competition”, “how to resolve commercial disputes” and “fishing”.
If an agreement cannot be reached, the commercial relations between the two parties will be made according to the World Trade Organization (WTO) rules after December 31st.
Britain continues to adhere to EU rules throughout the transition period until this date.