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UK News EU-UK trade talks continue as Barnier stays on in London

03:40  26 october  2020
03:40  26 october  2020 Source:   msn.com

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The EU 's chief negotiator has extended his stay in London as hopes for a breakthrough in the protracted The drama surrounding post-Brexit trade talks continues as the UK once again changes its tone on For his part, Barnier told reporters on the day of his arrival in London (October 22) that

No 10 confirms the EU 's Michel Barnier will stay in London , rather than returning to Brussels later. The chief negotiators for the UK and EU will continue post-Brexit trade talks in London until Michel Barnier arrived in the UK on Thursday to restart negotiations with Lord David Frost after they stalled

Talks between Britain and the EU on a post-Brexit trade deal are continuing in London after Michel Barnier delayed his return to Brussels.

a man wearing a suit and sunglasses standing outside of a building: Michel Barnier (Dominic Lipinski/PA) © Dominic Lipinski Michel Barnier (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

The EU’s chief negotiator is expected to remain in the UK until Wednesday to carry on intensive discussions with his British counterpart Lord Frost.

Mr Barnier originally arrived in London on Thursday to resume the stalled negotiations and had been expected to return on Sunday ahead of the talks switching this week to the Belgian capital.

The decision to stay in London was thought, at least in part, to be related to soaring coronavirus infection rates in Brussels.

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Optimism for a last-minute Brexit deal grows as EU ’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier announced that he will extend his stay in London to continue talks . Keeping the winning streak, UK ’s trade secretary Liz Truss also announced on Friday that the government signed its trade deal with Japan, calling it a

Post-Brexit trade talks between the UK and European Union will continue in London today following a warning that there was a “common responsibility” for both sides to strike a deal. Michel Barnier , the EU ’s chief negotiator, is expected to continue discussions with his UK counterpart Lord Frost on

Nevertheless Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis said the move was a “very good sign” that the talks were progressing.


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“I think there is a good chance that we can get a deal but I think it is for the EU to understand that it is for them to move as well,” he said.

Time is running short if there is to be an agreement before the Brexit transition period comes to a close at the end of the year.

The UK and the EU had previously said they would need to get a deal by mid-October if it was to be implemented in time.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that if there is no agreement, Britain will start trading with the bloc on “Australian terms” – shorthand for World Trade Organisation rules.

However the prospect of the imposition of tariffs and quotas has alarmed many businesses already reeling from the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

The main obstacles to a deal remain fishing rights, so-called “level playing field” rules to ensure fair competition and governance arrangements for any agreement.

Barnier resumes post-Brexit talks in London .
GB-UNION: Barnier resumes post-Brexit talks in London © Reuters / HENRY NICHOLLS BARNIER RESUMES AFTER-BREXIT DISCUSSIONS IN LONDON LONDON (Reuters) - Michel Barnier, the European Union's chief negotiator with Britain, resumed talks with his British counterpart on Tuesday in London, less than ten weeks before the December 31 deadline.

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