Norway PM says UK lacks negotiating experience, fears ‘very tough Brexit’

SEEON, Germany Britain lacks knowledge in general negotiations due to a prolonged membership of a European Union and this can delayed talks, a primary apportion of non-EU Norway told Reuters, adding that she feared “a really tough Brexit”.

British Prime Minister Theresa May intends to launch by a finish of Mar a two-year routine of negotiating to leave a EU. They are approaching to be some of a many formidable general talks Britain has intent in given World War Two.

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg pronounced she hoped Britain would be means to negotiate an agreement that keeps it really tighten to a EU though pronounced it would be a formidable task.

“And we do feel that infrequently when we are deliberating with Britain, that their speed is singular by a fact that it is such a prolonged time given they have negotiated” alone on such issues, she pronounced in an talk late on Wednesday while attending a assembly of a Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU)in southern Germany.

“I fear a really tough Brexit though we wish we will find a improved solution,” she added.

Though not in a EU, Norway is a member of a bloc’s singular marketplace and allows giveaway transformation for EU workers. It also contributes to a EU bill and participates in Europe’s open-border Schengen agreement.

Some Britons preference a Norway-style tighten attribute with a EU after Brexit. Others disagree for a ‘hard Brexit’ that would take Britain out of both a singular marketplace and a bloc’s etiquette union. Britain has never assimilated a Schengen scheme.

Prime Minister May has so distant pronounced small publicly about her negotiating position, arguing that to do so would break London’s palm in a talks.

In a pierce that highlighted tensions during a heart of a British supervision over how to hoop Brexit, Britain’s envoy to a EU, Ivan Rogers, quiescent this week. In his minute of abdication he also referred to a miss of negotiating knowledge within a British polite service.

“Serious multilateral negotiating knowledge is in brief supply in Whitehall, and that is not a box in a (European) Commission or in a (European) Council,” he wrote.

The Commission in Brussels handles trade and some other negotiations on interest of a EU’s member states. Britain assimilated a confederation in 1973.

Solberg pronounced it would be really tough for Britain to accept a EU’s “four freedoms” – of transformation of goods, capital, people, and services – but carrying a opinion in a EU Council.

“I wish that we will find a resolution that leaves Britain as a partner in a lot of a European activities that we need them to be a partner in,” a Norwegian personality added.

(Reporting by Andreas Rinke; Writing by Paul Carrel; Editing by Gareth Jones)

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