Belgium: 'Positive elements but questions remain' — Barnier on UK Brexit plan

European Commission Chief Negotiator for Article 50 Negotiations with the UK Michel Barnier gave the EU response to Chequers white paper plan in Brussels on Friday, after meeting with foreign ministers of the remaining 27 member states of the Union. «There are many elements that open the way to a constructive discussion regarding a political declaration in our future relations,» Barnier said... Еще. Barnier welcomed some of the proposals but expressed concerns over issues such as the consequences of Brexit on the Good Friday agreement between Ireland, Northern Ireland and the UK. He went on to welcome the UK's «guarantees» regarding internal and external security as well as «the protection of fundamental rights and on the recognition of the European Union Court of Justice as the only arbitrator of the European law.» The exit strategy presented by Theresa May's Cabinet at Chequers was branded as 'soft' as it is looking to maintain close ties to Brussels after leaving the Union.

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