The UK and other EU member States during the negotiations on Brexit to agree on the terms of the special relationship between London and Brussels. This is stated in the letter from the Prime Minister of great Britain Theresa may addressed to the President of the European Council Donald Tusk.
“We should work towards a comprehensive agreement. We want to negotiate a deep and special partnership between the United Kingdom and the EU, taking into account and economic cooperation and cooperation in the security sphere,” the letter reads.
The document stresses that the negotiations on future relations between the UK and the EU should proceed in parallel with the negotiations directly for Brexit.
At the same time, Mei acknowledged that Brexit would entail dire consequences for the UK.
“We also understand that for the UK there will be consequences when you exit from the EU: we know that we will lose influence on the rules that affect the European economy. We also know that companies in the United Kingdom, when they will be doing business in the EU will have to act in accordance with rules agreed upon by the institutions, whose part we are no longer – as in the case when United Kingdom companies do business in foreign markets”, – stated in the message.
While may wrote that the Brexit process should take place to “minimize disruption,” and while maintaining maximum certainty of the situation.
The Prime Minister noted that because of the interconnectedness of the economies of the UK and EU sides “detailed technical talks” with the aim of developing a new framework of economic relations “to maintain a fair and open trading environment” and to develop procedures to resolve differences.
Separately, the letter focuses on the preservation of the special relationship between the UK and the Republic of Ireland – an EU member – and the importance of maintaining the peace process in Northern Ireland.
“We must continue to work together to promote and protect our common European values. Perhaps now the world needs the liberal democratic values of Europe than ever”, – the document says.
We will remind, the President of the European Council , Donald Tusk received from the chargé d’affaires of the UK a letter of formal beginning of the procedure Brexit. Thus, the official procedure of withdrawal of Britain from the EU began.