Brexit Bulletin—‘clock is ticking’ for deadlocked future UK-EU relationship negotiations

Brexit Bulletin—‘clock is ticking’ for deadlocked future UK-EU relationship negotiations

In a familiar round of remarks, the UK and EU have reported continued deadlock on core issues following the seventh round of talks on the future UK-EU relationship. Once again, both sides reported constructive discussions and positive progress in some technical areas, but they also highlighted considerable differences on their respective red-lines. UK chief negotiator, David Frost, held the EU answerable for making negotiations ‘unnecessarily difficult’ by refusing to engage on broader issues and draft treaty text until the UK offers concessions on State aid and fisheries. EU chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, suggesting talks ‘were going backwards more than forwards&rsquo

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Mikaela is a Paralegal in the Lexis®PSL Public Law team. She read law at King’s College London and obtained her LLM from University College London. With legal knowledge and experience in multiple jurisdictions and practice areas, and a special interest in international commercial law, Mikaela has comprehensive knowledge of the legal sector’s needs. 

Since joining the Lexis®PSL Public Law team in 2019, Mikaela’s primary focus has been closely monitoring legal developments in the context of Brexit. She also provides support on related subjects and content areas including Local Government and Information Law. Mikaela is involved in LNUK Thrive Wellbeing and Gender Equality Matters working groups and is a member of the LexisNexis Brexit Steering Group.