MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: CDU CSU
Single Market Act threatens peace on the Irish island
The status of the negotiations between the EU and Great Britain on a free trade agreement was the subject of the heads of state and government on the first day of the EU summit. The European policy spokesman for the CDU / CSU parliamentary group, Florian Hahn, explains:
“It is to be welcomed that the EU heads of state and government have not weakened the mandate for negotiations with the UK. The UK poker game of fair play and a dispute settlement mechanism cannot pay off.
The EU cannot allow the British to gain unfair competitive advantages in the EU internal market. You should understand that in London too. Otherwise the EU would lay the ax on its community. It should also be understandable that the EU no longer wants to rely solely on a paper signed by the British, but demands a robust dispute settlement mechanism that allows the EU to take unilateral action if necessary. Because with the submission of the openly illegal internal market law, which represents a threat to peace on the Irish island, the British government has recently massively damaged its trustworthiness.
Even if the hopes for a free trade agreement should not be given up: All actors, especially the economy, are well advised to prepare intensively for the no-deal Brexit from January 1, 2021. “
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