There is no cliff-edge threat if the future EU-UK trade deal doesn't cover services, the EU's top trade official has said.
Sabine Weyand, director of the European Commission's trade department, said that falling back on global rules for trade in services wouldn't be as problematic as having no agreement
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Joanna covers trade in Brussels. Formerly trade editor of EU Trade Insights, she has many years' experience reporting on trade, investment policy and foreign affairs. Before that, she spent nine years at Europolitics news agency writing on trade, agriculture policy and foreign affairs. Before moving to Brussels in 2006, Joanna worked as an analyst at the Polish Institute of International Relations (PISM) in Warsaw.