< img width =" 696" height =" 464" src =" http://www.eutribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/EU-commission-new-appointment-27-nov-2019-696x464.jpg" alt=""/ > Ursula von der Leyen, President-elect of European Commission, makes a declaration at the head office of European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, Nov. 27, 2019. The European Parliament is because of vote on the new College of Commissioners later on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Zhang Cheng)
BRUSSELS (Reuters)– The EU’s chief executive mentioned on Wednesday she may not state if there would be a trade deal with Britain nevertheless there had been advancement and the next few days would be vital.
” As things stand, I can not notify you whether there will be a deal or not. However I can tell you that there is a path to an arrangement now. The path might be actually narrow however it exists,” European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen stated.
” We have found a technique forward on numerous concerns but two issues still stay impressive: the level playing field and fisheries. I am happy to report that problems connected to governance now have actually mostly been fixed. The next days are going to be definitive,” she told the European Parliament in Brussels.Britain and the EU are in the last stretch of tortuous talk to safeguard an approximated one trillion dollars of free trade beyond Dec. 31, when the UK finishes its shift out of the world’s largest trading bloc.Von der Leyen specified conversations about access to UK fishing waters for EU vessels were” still exceptionally difficult “but arbitrators had actually moved on the other most contentious element– assurances of sensible competitors for companies.” On standards, we have actually concurred a strong system of non-regression. That’s a substantial step forward. And this is to make sure that our common high labour, social and eco-friendly requirements will not be undercut, “von der Leyen said, two weeks prior to Britain exits the EU’s single market and custom-mades union.” Troubles still remain on the concern of how to truly future-proof fair competitors. But I’m similarly thankful to report that concerns linked to governance by now are mainly being fixed.” While she stated she often felt Britain and the EU would not be able to dominate their differences, they would keep trying.Failure to get a deal would harm economies on both sides of the English Channel, send shockwaves through markets, snarl borders and set off chaos in supply chains throughout Europe as it has problem with COVID-19. Asked to discuss von der Leyen’s remarks, a British main stated: “We’ve made some progress, however we are still really far apart in crucial areas. Still not there.