Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

Brexit: Jean-Claude Juncker says United Kingdom will 'regret' decision

Brexit: Jean-Claude Juncker says United Kingdom will 'regret' decision

Britain and the European Union hopes to agree a transition deal later this month, which would ease the pressure until the end of 2020.

He added: "For the moment, it is not unlikely that the negotiations will end up with a bad result, a bad result for the European Union but worse for the UK".

"Theresa May's order that Britain should leave the digital single market may mean that she has to pay more on a trip to the south of France but it will have a significant impact on people living in border communities or those who cross the border for work here". If you made a decision to jettison, leave behind, the common agreements and rules then you have to accept that things can not remain what they are ...

The 28 European Union member states been united on sanctions on Moscow since Russia's annexation of Crimea in 2014 but six-monthly rollovers, which require unanimity, have been subject to grumbling from some countries seeking warmer relations with Russian Federation.

We are clear that a future comprehensive trade partnership with the European Union must include goods as well as services.


But he was heckled by one MEP, who shouted: "It is a British issue".

After Theresa May rejected EU proposals for Northern Ireland effectively to remain in the customs union, Mr Tusk warned that progress in Brexit talks could be put at risk if there was "backsliding" on principles agreed previous year.

Mr Barnier added that it was a "rather surprising idea" to think the European Union could accept convergence in some areas "and at the same time open up the possibility for divergence when there is a comparative advantage to be had" for the UK.

Overall, he added, "it is time to face up to the hard facts". Accepting an "off-the-shelf" deal, would, she said, "mean a significant reduction in ... access to each other's markets compared to that which [the United Kingdom and the EU27] now enjoy" as well as being "inconsistent with the commitments" made by both sides regarding Northern Ireland.

"Do they also want to distance themselves from our regulatory model, the one that we have constructed together with you - and you with us - for 44 years?"


"We will keep making this point in the run-up to the European Council next week", Juncker told the European Parliament."We are expecting more clarity on the American side in the coming days and will continue to work with our partners to push for an exemption".

Last year, the parliament's Brexit co-ordinator Guy Verhofstadt suggested these people could elect MEPs in the Republic of Ireland after Brexit.

In early 2017, before Article 50 was triggered, there was talk in Brussels of "Canada dry" being the likely outcome for the future UK-EU deal.

European Commission president told MEPs he needed "specific proposals" from the UK.


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