LONDON — The European Union is ready to work toward a deal of “unprecedented scale” with the U.K. with “no tariffs, no quotas and no dumping,” said European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.
Speaking at the London School of Economics and Political Science shortly before a meeting with Prime Minister Boris Johnson, von der Leyen said the EU “will go as far as we can” but warned that the U.K.-EU relationship after Brexit “will not be as close as before.”
“With every decision comes a choice,” she said. “Without free movement of people, you cant have free movement of capital and goods. The more divergence there is, the more distant the partnership will be.”
Von der Leyen said the U.K. will become a so-called third country after Brexit, and that means it will have to abide by third country rules for EU programs such as the European Defence Fund.
In contrast with the first phase of the Brexit negotiations, which took place amid great uncertainty, the second part of the talkRead More – Source