The United Kingdom claimed at the negotiations with the EU that it does not want to stick to the financial commitments on the third countries, including Ukraine after the departure from the EU. The main negotiator of the EU in the Brexit negotiations Michel Barnier claimed this at the press conference in Brussels as European Truth reported.
‘The UK made clear that its commitments will be restricted by the last contribution in the EU budget before the departure. But we still have the commitments on the third countries. For example, we together guaranteed the long-term loans for Ukraine’, Barnier said.
He also reminded that EU countries obliged to support the innovative technologies and green energy until 2020 but the UK does not identify itself as obliged to participate after the ending of the course of law on the departure from the union.
According to Barnier, the taxpayers of 27 countries do not have to absorb the extra charges for the commitments undertaken by 28 countries.
He also claimed that the EU and the UK did not achieve the meaningful progress within the third round of talks this week.
Brussels insists that it is necessary to achieve the progress in the issues of the EU and UK citizens’ rights, Irish border and allowance for the UK departure from the EU before they can bounce over other issues.
The UK offers to Brussels to create the temporary customs union after the country will leave the EU in March 2019.
The official departure of the UK from the EU is planned for 29 March 2019 and the country will be obliged to carry the financial burden for some time due to the range of the long-terms programs that it participates.
The Government of the UK plans to work out new legislation that will allow imposing the sanctions after the departure of the country from the EU.