The EU wants a trade agreement with the UK by the end of this year without levies, quotas or dumping control. But it will be a concise treaty, warns Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen.
Old friends and a new beginning. Under that title, the President of the European Commission, Ursula Von der Leyen, gave a speech at the London School of Economics on Wednesday, where she once studied herself. In her speech, she outlined how the EU and the United Kingdom can work out their future together after the Brexit.
At the end of this month, on 31 December, the UK is leaving the European Union. ”
It will be a hard and emotional day,” said Von der Leyen. allies remain in NATO and the UN. We will remain good friends. “
There should be a second deal at the end of this year: a trade agreement on how the EU27 and London want to work together in the coming years. That new relationship cannot be as close as it used to be, Von der Leyen said. In her speech, she outlined how the EU sees the new cooperation with the British.