Britain very close to Brexit transition deal with the European Union: minister

We can not allow GFA's cross-border powers to be nullified

We can not allow GFA's cross-border powers to be nullified

"The idea of punishing Britain is not the language of a club, it's the language of a gang", he said at the annual conference of the British Chambers of Commerce.

"For the transition to work there could not be two sets of rights for European Union citizens".

"At the same time, being outside the Customs Union and the Single Market will inevitably lead to frictions".

"The UK is interested in having a close partnership with the EU". Discussions over the relationship are set to intensify over the coming months and are earmarked to conclude by the fall to give parliaments time to assess any deal.

Prime Minister Theresa May said this was unacceptable.

The text said Britain's financial firms would only be allowed to operate in continental Europe "under host state rules".

"It would be completely irresponsible to create an atmosphere where we can say, don't worry, everything will go well and smoothly because we simply don't know", Katainen said.

However, despite Brexit not actually happening until next year, manufacturers will have to make a decision sooner regarding their future in the UK.

Although May's speech provided some much needed clarity on key negotiation issues for the United Kingdom, businesses will remain particularly concerned that the detail of the future trade and customs arrangements still remains rather unclear.

Star Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg has suggested that, if the European Union insists on a "hard" border regardless, Britain should leave it up to them to install it.

The European Parliament is expected to approve a resolution on Wednesday calling for no reduction in "social and democratic rights" in NI after Brexit.

One of the big Brexit sticking-points centers on the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland.

But running through the three options for Northern Ireland, Juncker - who was flanked by the EU's Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier and his former Chief of Cabinet Martin Selmayr - said it was up to the U.K.to come up with a workable solution that would avoid the need for a hard border.

European Council president Donald Tusk has threatened to freeze Brexit talks, insisting that the sequence of negotiations must be "Ireland first". If in London someone assumes that the negotiations will deal with other issues first before the Irish issue, my response would be: "Ireland first", the European Union leader said, according to The Independent. During a speech to the British Chamber of Commerce, Arlene Foster, the leader of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), attacked the EU's hardening stance on both trade and the Irish border.

But the text stresses that even closely aligned third countries with identical legislation can not enjoy similar benefits or market access as European Union member states.

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