The High Representative for Foreign Affairs of the European Union, Josep Borrell, regarding the British government’s refusal to grant the European Union delegation in London the same recognized status for embassies, with relative immunities: “We will not accept that the United Kingdom is the only country in the world that does not recognize that the European Union mission Equivalent diplomatic mission. “
In this regard, Borrell says, “There is a clear vision from the member states. It is not a friendly signal that the UK sent us immediately after leaving the European Union. If this continues, the prospects are not good. We are not asking for anything new, no special treatment: status. The European Union is recognized by states and international organizations around the world. We expect the UK to treat the EU delegation properly and without delay. ”
“We have 143 delegations around the world – he confirms – without a single exception. All countries have agreed to grant employees a status equivalent to that of a state’s diplomatic mission under the Vienna Convention. The UK knows a lot about it. Well, there are 143 states, all of them. Reciprocity under this agreement. It is a standard practice among equal partners. We are confident that we can solve this problem with our friends in London in a satisfactory manner, “concludes Borrell.
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