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Comment: EU risks entangling trade talks with UK in cross-sectoral bargaining

Published on: 21 January 2020
Published by: MLex
  • Comment: EU risks entangling trade talks with UK in cross-sectoral bargaining
  • Level playing field
  • Trade-offs
  • Race against the clock
  • Cherry-picking

Article summary

MLex: The EU has always tried to keep trade negotiations separate from talks on other fields of cooperation. But this two-track approach won’t apply to negotiations with the UK after Brexit. The bloc is planing to engage in all-inclusive talks where trade will be up for cross-sectoral bargaining with London—a risky strategy that could help the EU secure a better ‘level playing field’ in its relationship with the UK at the expense of the bloc’s trade interests. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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