What's happening with Brexit?

 According to the Brexit agreements (Great Britain's exit from the European Union), 2020 should be a year of transition to reach an agreement on the future collaboration between London and Brussels.

This agreement should confirm a "soft" caracter of Brexit, that Boris Johnson managed to get approved in Westminster. But, the negotiations are going so badly, that 2020 risks becoming a year of quarrels, wherein Brexit would go from "soft" to "hard" on December 31st with much tougher regulations and economic and commercial damage to both sides.

The disagreements are mainly about fishing rights, and the anti-competitive rules that Europe demands in return for trade concessions. At least one round of negotiations is still missing, but what is worrying is the apparent lack of political will on both sides. And British residents in Europe, like European residents in Britain, are once again concerned.

Perhaps the coronavirus has absorbed all the political energy from both this side and that side of the Channel?

Cosa succede con Brexit?

In base agli accordi di Brexit (l’uscita della Gran Bretagna dall’Unione Europea) , il 2020 dovrebbe essere un anno di transizione per raggiungere un accordo di futura collaborazione tra Londra e Bruxelles.

Questo accordo dovrebbe confermare il carattere “soft” della Brexit che Boris Johnson è riuscito a far approvare a Westminster. Ma i negoziati vanno talmente male che il 2020 rischia invece di diventare un anno di litigi, e la Brexit passerebbe allora il 31 Dicembre prossimo da “soft” a “hard” , con norme molte più dure e danni economico-commerciali per entrambe le parti.

I disaccordi sono soprattutto sui diritti di pesca e sulle regole anti-concorrenza che l’Europa pretende in cambio di concessioni commerciali. Manca ancora almeno un round di trattative, ma quel che preoccupa è l’apparente mancanza di volontà politica da tutt’e due le parti. E tornano a preoccuparsi i residenti britannici in Europa, come quelli europei in Gran Bretagna.

Forse il coronavirus ha assorbito tutte le energie politiche da questa e da quella parte della Manica?

 

 

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