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UK's Johnson to tell EU chief: no extension to trade deal talks

Credit: Reuters- Published on January 7, 2020
Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell European Commission Chief Ursula von der Leyen that Britain will not extend its transition out of the European Union beyond Dec. 2020, and is not seeking a new relationship based on alignment with existing rules.
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Published on January 8, 2020 -  00:52
EU Chief Ursula Von Der Leyen Warns UK Trade Deal Deadline 'Impossible'
Boris Johnson has been warned by the new European Commission president it will be β€œimpossible” for the UK and EU to strike a comprehensive new trade deal by the end of the year.In a speech in London on Wednesday, Ursula von der Leyen said the tight negotiating timetable would force the EU to β€œprioritise” unless there was an extension beyond 2020.

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