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UK and EU are ready to pass on to negotiations on trade

The UK and the EU came to an agreement on Brexit today opening the road to negotiations on trade, it also softens criticism of British Prime Minister and increases chances of a smooth parting.

According to the European Commission considerable progress had been achieved after officials of Britain, Northern Ireland and the republic of Ireland in the night painstakingly tried to overcome the deadlock relating to the Irish border status that had dashed hopes to reach a deal on Monday.

Theresa May said in Brussels that the agreement makes it possible to pass on to negotiations that would give clarity on the future of the UK after it leaves the bloc.

The president of the European Council warned that parting was difficult, but establishing new ties would require even more efforts. A great deal of time has been used for the easy part, as he said, and to agree on a transition plan and the structure of relationship afterwards, remains less than a year.

Some view the agreement as a sign that the UK is going to have quite close ties with the EU after Brexit despite general concern, meaning that trade will stay robust between the globe’s largest trading bloc and one of its biggest national economies.


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