United Kingdom to be denied European Union decision-making role during Brexit transition

EU Seeks Same Regs and ECJ Rule During Brexit Transition

A document that will be formally adopted by EU ministers on Monday confirms the EU's readiness to amend the 21-month period and to consider allowing London to enter into commercial transactions with third countries in the world, as well as launching new EU-UK partnerships in areas such as security and defense before the end of the transitional period.

In a clear message to Theresa May and the UK's Brexit negotiators, it took just two minutes for European ministers to agree their negotiating stance.

The EU took pains to flag up the decision as a fresh display of unity in the Brexit talks, ahead of discussions on future relations with with Britain in April that could prove more divisive between hawks and doves in the bloc.

Davis told a parliamentary committee Monday that "we want a high degree of stability and the right to do deals". In a sign of potential tension over the issue, Davis warned that "there will be an argument about the right to negotiate free trade arrangements".

In a draft of the guidelines, seen by The Associated Press, the European Union insists that Britain should have no decision-making powers during the transition, while still abiding by all the bloc's rules, including any new ones.

Mr Davis also said existing global agreements - which include trade deals with other countries and agreements on aviation and nuclear power - should continue to apply during the period.

"If somebody said, go back into the Paris accord, it would have to be a completely different deal because we had a awful deal", Trump said in the interview.

The Deputy Chief Minister's latest visit to Brussels reflects the continuing policy of the Government to raise the profile of Gibraltar and to leave no stone unturned as we prepare to leave the European Union.

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Swedish EU Affairs and Trade Minister Ann Linde agreed.

"When the United Kingdom leaves the European Union they will not be a voice around the table", she said.

The Irish border issue is the most hard hurdle, but negotiators must also resolve a host of technical matters, including Euratom, police cooperation and the role of the European court of justice. This, too, will not sit well with Brexit supporters, who want to escape the grip they say Europe's top court has on British sovereignty.

"It might well be no more than an understanding to be announced at the final stage of a future relationship at the end of the year".

"The sooner the Brits are clear about the future, the better for everybody", Italy's European Union affairs representative Sandro Gozi said. "We have to use our time and energy not in shaping the transition, but in shaping the future relationship".

In December the European Union declared that London had made sufficient progress on the Brexit divorce issues of the Irish border, money and protecting citizens' rights, but the government is perceived in Brussels to have made little advance since.

Speaking to Lords in Parliament today, he said: "We are not talking about extending to three years, it isn't necessary". And he warned that "there would be no transition" unless the work on completing aspects of the withdrawal agreement that had yet to be agreed was finalised.

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