The heads of state and government of the European Union are showing no signs of willingness to make concessions in negotiations with the United Kingdom, and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson no longer believes in the deal.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Friday that the country must prepare for the fact that it will not come to an agreement but instead work on the ground rules of the World Trade Organization.
– on condition [EU] She has refused to negotiate seriously for most of the past few months, and given that this summit appears to explicitly exclude a Canada-like agreement, she concluded that we must prepare on January 1. [på att inte ha ett handelsavtal med EU]Johnson said in a statement.
He added that a “fundamental change” in the EU’s approach to the situation was needed in order to reach an agreement in a timely manner.
The call comes after the European Union summit on Thursday in Brussels, where the heads of state and government of member states announced that they are not ready to back down from their demands for a settlement.
– We are united in the circle of the European Union, said Prime Minister Stefan Leuven (S) at a press conference Friday morning.
I Conclusions Instead, the summit called on the United Kingdom “to do whatever is necessary to make an agreement possible”.
Leuven: Sweden is ready for a no-contract scenario
If there is no settlement, widespread disruptions in relations between the European Union and the United Kingdom are to be expected, not least for trade. According to Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, Sweden is well prepared for such a possibility.
We are well prepared as a country in the absence of an agreement. But Leuven said it would clearly have negative consequences for businesses and citizens.