Germany urges no-deal preparations - Politics
The German government is urging that the European Union prepares for no-deal Brexit according to a government document seen and reported by Reuters.
This document which is dated just three days ago (15th June 2020) says that member states and the European Union should start putting contingencies in for "no deal 2.0." It also says that the European Union should not accept "at any price" the Plans by the United Kingdom for a rapid trade deal during the summer.
“It is therefore important to preserve the unity of the 27, to continue to insist on parallel progress in all areas (overall package) and to make it clear that there will be no agreement at any price,”
“Therefore, both national and European contingency planning would now have to start in order to be prepared for a no deal 2.0.”
The document goes on to say that "From September, the negotiations enter a hot phase,"
"Britain is already escalating threats in Brussels, wants to settle as much as possible in the shortest possible time and hopes to achieve last-minute success in the negotiations."
“It is therefore important to preserve the unity of the 27, to continue to insist on parallel progress in all areas (overall package) and to make it clear that there will be no agreement at any price."
“The situation is less serious than in 2019, as important regulations — for example, for citizens were sorted out in the withdrawal agreement"
What this shows is that with the government now ruling out an extension the European Union is concerned that a no deal Brexit is becoming more possible.
Time will tell what both sides can agree but on the 31st December 2020 there will be a joint conference where our relationship with the European Union will end.