EU-UK trade deal could be deeper, but modelled on Canada, Japan accords, EU’s Tajani says
Britain and the European Union could negotiate a deeper free-trade accord that goes beyond the bloc’s new deals with Canada and Japan, but such agreements remain the model, the head of the European Parliament said on Wednesday (March 7).
European Parliament President Antonio Tajani also called on London to speed up its proposals to resolve the question of Northern Ireland as Britain leaves the bloc.
He said a hard border between the British territory and the Republic of Ireland should ‘absolutely be avoided.’
Referring to a trade agreement the EU has with Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, Tajani warned the European Single Market integrity had to be respected, and added that sector by sector participation of a third country could not be considered possible.