Ursula von der Leyen who took over from the Jean-Claude Juncker as the new European Commission president, has said the UK will suffer more than the EU if its leaves with a no-deal.
She stressed that the timetable to reach a deal is “extremely challenging” as the UK government has placed into law the UK must leave by the end of December 2020.
She said, “It leaves very little time. If we cannot conclude an agreement by the end of 2020, we will face again a cliff edge. This would clearly harm our interests, but it will impact the UK more.”
She added, “I hope we will have an unprecedented partnership. This is not the end of something, it is the beginning of new relations.”