UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — The British authorities sent the European Union proposals to change the parameters of the deal on Brexit, the Associated Press reported.
According to a representative of the British cabinet, London sent to Brussels “confidential technical working materials that reflect the ideas put forward by the UK.”
The European side has confirmed receipt of documents from the UK. “Based on them, we will hold technical discussions today and tomorrow on some issues of customs, manufactured goods, as well as sanitary and phytosanitary standards,” said European Commission spokeswoman Mina Andreeva.
On September 20, negotiations will be held at the political level: the European Union’s chief negotiator for Brexit, Michel Barnier, and British minister Stephen Barkley will participate in them, Andreeva said.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, during a telephone conversation with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, assured that the trade agreement between Brussels and London is “desirable and still possible.”
A statement on the transfer of documents followed after Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne urged Britain to submit its proposals for Brexit to Brussels by the end of September.
Rinne said that the EU, as before, is not inclined to amend the agreement signed by the previous British government.
Boris Johnson, in turn, wants the agreement to be amended along the Irish border – a point that does not suit members of the British Parliament.
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