Brexit, Boris Johnson: Trade negotiations with the EU are over
The British government has stated that talks between the United Kingdom and the European Union on trade agreements after Brexit have "ended".
According to the government, "it makes no sense" to continue the talks, only if the EU prepares to discuss the detailed legal document of the partnership.
Meanwhile both sides had agreed to discuss again next week. EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen wrote on Twitter that the Brussels negotiating team will go to London after the weekend to discuss the deal.
The prime minister had stated that this week's EU summit would be the deadline for both sides to agree on an agreement. Boris Johnson, meanwhile, said the country needed to "get ready" to resume trade next year without an agreement.
He said the EU was not ready to consider Britain's preferred option for a comprehensive free trade agreement based on the bloc's existing agreement with Canada.