The British Ministry for Brexit said that from September 1, representatives of the country will not participate in most meetings at the European Union level.
It is reported that British officials will discuss with European colleagues only those topics that will continue to remain important for national interests, for example, security issues.
“Now we will only attend important meetings, reducing visits by more than half and saving hundreds of hours. This will allow ministers and officials to free up time to prepare for leaving the EU on October 31 and take advantage of the opportunities ahead,” the Minister said. Brexit issues by Stephen Barkley.
As explained in the ministry, due to the approaching date of Brexit at various meetings at the EU level, they mainly talk about the future of the European Union.
Therefore, the government decided not to participate in such meetings. Recall, earlier, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson proposed the European Union to change the conditions of Brexit. In particular, the UK government wants to prevent the physical border between Northern Ireland and Ireland from changing by changing the backstop agreement.
The head of the European Council, Donald Tusk, in response to Johnson’s proposal, said that the backstop is a guarantee of avoiding a tight border, thus rejecting the British prime minister.