EU-UK negotiators were unable to find a compromise on an agreement on future relations after the end of the Brexit transition period yesterday, and talks will resume on Friday. This was stated in a statement by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen after a telephone conversation with the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson.

The text of the document was published on the website of the European Commission on Thursday evening. “Tonight, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and I have summed up the ongoing negotiations on a comprehensive Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom. We welcomed significant progress on many issues.

At the same time, major differences still need to be overcome, particularly in the fisheries sector. Overcoming such differences will be very difficult. Negotiations will continue tomorrow, “the European Commission president said in a statement.