En forsiktig enighet på forhandlernivå mellom Storbritannia og EU om Brexit er opphørt etter et møte mellom uniones og øyrikets forhandlingsledere Michel Barnier og Dominic Raab, skriver Politico.
Indications that a tentative deal at negotiator level was close, began to emerge mid-afternoon Sunday, when the U.K.’s Department for Exiting the EU released a statement that Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab would make an unscheduled trip to Brussels.
Subsequently, EU diplomats said a meeting of EU ambassadors had been scheduled for 6.30 p.m. Sunday evening. Three EU diplomats said the meeting was intended to allow ambassadors early sight of the divorce deal, but after the meeting between Barnier and Raab, an EU official said the EU negotiator would update them on the U.K.’s remaining objections.
Hvordan et hvilket som helst forhandlingsresultat vil bli mottatt i Storbritannia, forblir et usikkerhetsmoment:
The diplomats who said a deal had been struck were cautious, and one expressed particular concerns about how the package would be received in the U.K. May has struggled from the outset to navigate her Brexit strategy through the warring camps and interest groups: hard and soft Brexiteers, Remainers, and hard-core unionists, citizens rights’ advocates and business and industry concerns.
Etter hvert som tidspresset øker, virker det uansett som om partene viser større interessere for å finne en løsning. Storbritannias utmeldelse av EU blir neppe verdens undergang – det heller.