Leaders also spoke on disagreements over fisheries that are barring a new trade deal in a call on Monday, sources said. EU sources added that the bloc was now willing to accept a reduction in the value of its catch in UK waters of up to 25% over a period of time from 2021.
Before the EU’s comprehensive vaccine plan descended into a farce of screeching U-turns, bitter recriminations and a raid on a pharma factory, the European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen sent this tweet to her half-million followers:
The EU and the United States are the world's top trading powers, along with China, and have close cultural, historical, business and defence ties, but Donald Trump sought to sideline the EU, championing Britain's departure from the bloc.
So much for the new, self-disciplined Boris Johnson who has banned gaffes and jokes during a public health crisis. The prime minister quipped to a private meeting of Conservative MPs that the UK’s success on vaccines was due to “greed” and
European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen and European Council president Charles Michel will now see how Erdogan intends to follow through on his repeatedly stated desire to “turn a new page” in relations.