Serhat TUNAR -TDO- The three major institutions of the European Union have warned Britain of leaving the Union.
European Union Council President Charles Michel, European Union Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Parliament President David Sassoli said in a joint statement that Britain should not expect high access to the common market unless it adopts the Union's environmental, labour, taxation and state aid standards.
At the same time, without a member, no one would benefit from the benefits of membership, the leaders of the European Union said.
For Britain, which has officially left the European Union, relations with the European Union will no longer be the same. After last night, the UK will enter a transition period on relations with European Union countries and will begin free trade negotiations, particularly with alternative markets, which are expected to be quite arduous.
Although the UK Government has stated many times before that it hopes to survive this transition period with minimal damage, its statements to the leaders of the European Union institutions are likely to force London. As a matter of fact, European Union leaders have indicated that Britain will not be allowed to discount because the sale of goods cheaply to Europe would cause a serious crisis within the European Union.