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The EU and the UK will start a new round of negotiations on competition and fisheries on Monday

August 13, 2020

The negotiating teams of the European Union and the United Kingdom will start a new round of negotiations next Monday in Brussels, which will focus, among other things, on trade, competition and fisheries.

The seventh formal round of negotiations between Brussels and London will take place next week. The British delegation came to the EU capital with a “constructive spirit”, pointing out that an agreement on future relations with the EU could be reached in September. “We will work to achieve this within this timeframe,” said negotiator David Frost.

London insists that it does not seek special EU treatment, but rather a free trade agreement like the one signed by the bloc with Canada. However, Frost reminds that UK laws, courts and fishing grounds are not up for discussion and the UK will not accept a compromise agreement.

The EU and the UK will start a new round of negotiations on competition and fisheries on MondayThe EU and the UK will start a new round of negotiations on competition and fisheries on Monday

On the European side, Michel Barnier, chief negotiator, said in early summer that no significant progress had been made since the talks began, and complained about the lack of concrete progress.

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