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Brexit talks make 'disappointing' progress due to UK's foot-dragging, Barnier says

By Joanna Sopinska and Sarah Anne Aarup
  • 24 Apr 2020 11:35
  • 24 Apr 2020 11:36
Brexit talks have made “disappointing” progress this week because the UK isn’t giving ground on key sticking points, including fisheries and the level playing field, the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier has said.

If the negotiations on the EU-UK’s future relationship are to be successful, London can’t refuse to extend the transition period

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Joanna Sopinska

Senior Correspondent


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.

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