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Brexit Talks In Final Hours As Decision Time Looms

 

(FILES) In this file {photograph} taken on January 29, 2020, British members of the European Parliament from the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats pose for a bunch image carrying scarves depicting the European Union and the Union Jack flags at The Europa Building in Brussels. -(Photo by JOHN THYS / AFP)

British and EU negotiators started what could show to be their last hours of commerce talks on Saturday with a call imminent on whether or not a post-Brexit deal is feasible.

Both sides have promised a call on Sunday as as to if there may be nonetheless time to shut the hole in expectations earlier than Britain leaves the EU single market on the finish of the 12 months.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit frontman David Frost and EU chief Ursula von der Leyen’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier met in a Brussels convention centre from early afternoon.

Britain left the European Union on January 31 and the 2 sides have been wrangling over a commerce settlement as the times rely right down to the tip of a post-Brexit transition.

 

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Without a deal, Britain leaves the EU single market and customs union on December 31 and tariffs will likely be imposed on cross-Channel commerce after a half-century of integration.

Johnson flew to Brussels this week for a working supper with von der Leyen however there was no breakthrough, with each side promising that Sunday can be determination day.

Johnson now says it’s “very, very likely” that talks would fail, and on Saturday his authorities confirmed that patrol boats are on standby to guard British fisheries.

At Thursday’s EU summit, von der Leyen advised leaders of the 27 member states that the “probability of a no-deal is higher than of a deal”.

Nevertheless, each leaders instructed their negotiators to proceed work, and Frost and Barnier will proceed Brussels talks this weekend.

-AFP

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