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Trade negotiations have been ongoing all week between the UK and EU, with both sides sticking to their red lines. According to press reports, chances of a deal began to recede later in the week. Talks are set to continue over the weekend, and into next week.
UK chief negotiator Lord Frost and EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier met for another round of negotiations this week in Brussels. Following the talks last week, Frost tweeted both sides are “working to get a deal, but the only one that's possible is one that is compatible with our sovereignty and takes back control of our laws, our trade, and our waters.” He added there had been “some progress in a positive direction in recent days”.
UK chief negotiator Lord Frost and EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier resumed trade negotiations in London this week. Barnier tweeted there are three keys to unlocking a future trade deal which include “…effective governance and enforcement mechanisms between international partners; robust guarantees of free and fair trade & competition based on shared high standards; stable and reciprocal access to markets and fishing opportunities in the interest of both parties.”
EU Council President Charles Michel has said the negotiations with the UK are ongoing and the EU is “working to make a deal possible with the UK”. Commission President Ursula von der Leyen added that the negotiations had been intensified and they were “boiling down” to the level playing field and fisheries. Both were speaking at a press conference after an EU-Canada Leaders meeting.