The president of the EC shows the community’s position on the blockade in the negotiation
The president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, insisted on Monday that the Brexit negotiations try to ensure “fair competition” between British companies and those of the European Union (EU).
“If the UK wants seamless access to the European Union single market, it is welcome, but following our rules,” or else it will face “trade barriers and tariffs,” stressed Von der Leyen in a video intervention on the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development ( OECD ).
The head of the Community Executive stressed that the negotiation with London on the terms of the commercial relationship after Brexit, which has just been extended to try to find a last-minute agreement before the end of the year, must guarantee “a framework of equality and justice between the companies”.
“We are in the last mile of the negotiation, but the most important,” he said.
Von der Leyen added that although London and Brussels agree on the architecture of an agreement, “some crucial details” that refer to “fair competition” between the companies of both parties have yet to be finalized.