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Competition rules one of 'critical' issues needing Brexit deal breakthrough, say UK, EU leaders

By Jakub Krupa and Simon Zekaria
  • 07 Dec 2020 16:27
  • 07 Dec 2020 16:27
Competition rules for businesses is one of the "critical" issues needing resolution in order to strike a future trade deal between the UK and EU following the end of the Brexit transition period, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said today.

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Jakub Krupa

Senior Correspondent


Jakub joined MLex’s London team in August 2020 to report on topics including data privacy and security, cybersecurity, and telecom regulation, focusing on EU & UK regulatory and legal risk in the telecoms, media and technology (TMT) sectors. He is currently working on MLex's coverage of future mobility, in particular the rise of connected, electric and autonomous vehicles.

Simon Zekaria

Senior Correspondent


Simon Zekaria is a senior correspondent in London, covering UK regulation. Prior to joining MLex, Simon reported on business news for The Wall Street Journal, including on telecommunications, media, technology and consumer affairs. Simon was also a writer for the WSJ on diverse subjects such as Brexit, UK politics and global sport. Simon was previously a correspondent on competition issues and European politics for Thomson Reuters and Agence France-Presse in Brussels. Simon is a graduate of Edinburgh University, with Masters degrees in literature and law. A French speaker, he has studied at the Sorbonne University, Paris.

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