Brexit Bulletin—future UK-EU relationship negotiations suspended following positive coronavirus (COVID-19) test

Brexit Bulletin—future UK-EU relationship negotiations suspended following positive coronavirus (COVID-19) test

The future UK-EU relationship talks have been suspended at high-level ‘for a short period’, after an EU negotiator tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). Staying ‘in close contact’, both delegations will continue work ‘in full respect of the guidelines’. With just six weeks until the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020 (IP completion day), the suspension of high-level talks has added new uncertainty to the negotiations, which have missed the original deadlines outlined for conclusion and ratification of a deal on time.

Sources:

• Twitter—Michel Barnier

• Twitter—David Frost​

• Twitter—Ursula von der Leyen

For further detail, see: LNB News 19/11/2020 121.

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