Brexit trade deal: Stark’s warning to two senior European politicians is the first rift in the United Front introduced by 27 members before negotiations. Senior ministers of the Hungarian government have also warned that attacks on Boris Johnson’s Brexit policy by EU leaders are ‘unacceptable’ as the British people need to be respected.
The comment is a slap in the face to the new European Commission chairman Ursula von der Leyen, who said this week that a future relationship agreement with Britain could not be terminated until the end of 2020.
Boise Johnson has promised to leave the European Union on December 31, 2020, into law as the end of the transition period.
But Ms. von der Leyen insisted last week that she would face “expansion” or no deal.
However, the Hungarian government’s intervention represents the first public criticism of their Brexit policy.
Hungary’s Secretary of State for Information and International Representation Tamas Menczer insisted that a deal could be completed in time and that the European Commission would have to find “it would be political” to do so.
He said: “The British people made their decision. We can find a successful solution.
The Hungarian government also said that recent attacks on Britain and Mr. Johnson by the European Union were “unacceptable.”
Mr. Menczer said: “A lot of EU leaders saw criticism of Boise Johnson because of its policy.
“We think this is completely unacceptable. No leader should be criticized if he is doing this to the people — because he is a democracy.”
And he added: “We are sufficiently interested in very close economic relations with Britain.
“We have 750 British companies here and 70,000 Hungarian employees.
“This is a large number. We are entirely investing in trade and investment cooperation.
He said he also worried that competition for access to Britain would be healthy — the fifth-largest economy in the world — which according to reports, was set to be a quarter larger than France.
He said that after Brexit, Britain would enter into trade agreements with America, Australia, and other parts of the world.
“If the EU is not able to find a solution that is acceptable to the UK and the EU, then we will lose the competition with other parts of the world.”
The Minister also emphasized that the mistakes of the European Union Commission of Jean-Claude Juncker should not be repeated.
Mr. Metzger said: “We have a new commission. We hope this creates a possibility for a new beginning. The Junker Commission made a lot of mistakes.
“In Hungary, we have an obvious statement — the Junker Commission results in illegal migrants to Britain.
“This is very clear and, ultimately, the wrong way. Losing a strong economy is not in the interest of the European Union, which is also strong on security.
The minister said that Hungary is still sad that Britain is leaving the European Union because it was
Leading “sovereign” members, protecting nation-states against a push by federalists led by Germany and France for deeper integration.
He also praised Boise Johnson for showing respect to Hungary when other EU leaders were attacking it over efforts to combat illegal migration.
Cabinet Minister Cutlin Novak, deputy chairwoman of the ruling Fides Party responsible for international relations and a rising star in European politics, said she was happy with the Tory victory this month.
He also said that the referendum should be respected because “it is still important for us to show that the decision is still in the hands of the people and no one can take it away from them.”
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