On January 21, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s spokesperson said the European Union (EU) delegation to the UK would receive the privileges and immunities necessary to be able to carry out its duties.
“The EU delegation and staff will receive the necessary privileges and immunities to enable them to carry out their UK missions effectively,” the spokesperson said in response to the press.
“The fact is that the EU is a collection of states, not a single country,” he emphasized.
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Earlier that same day, BBC news agency reported Department of Foreign Affairs of England has refused to grant full diplomacy and diplomatic prerogatives for EU Ambassador to LondonJoao Vale de Almeida and his team, as they are for the diplomatic missions of the countries, on the grounds that the EU is not a country.
The BBC quoted the content of a letter from the EU’s High Representative in charge of security and foreign policy Josep Borrell to British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab, in which Mr. Borrell stated that London’s intentions on this issue did not create a basis. let the two sides come to an agreement.
According to Mr. Borrell, the agreements made do not reflect the specific characteristics of the EU, nor do they reflect an important future relationship between the EU and the UK.
The BBC also cites some EU sources to criticize the UK because while still a member of this coalition, the UK still granted full diplomatic status to the EU’s missions.
The EU has 143 delegations equivalent to those of diplomatic missions around the world. All these delegations are granted diplomatic regulations full in host countries./.