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Michel Barnier States EU-UK trade Discussions could Last in January — EU Resources

Talks on a trade agreement between Britain and the European Union could last in the New Year when no agreement has been reached, EU sources have mentioned Michel Barnier as stating.

A European origin supported to Euronews reports by the AFP that the EU’s chief negotiator stated he wouldn’t shut the door on the UK which he remains prepared to negotiate beyond January 1.

Before Barnier told reporters in Brussels that British and European clubs were providing it a”final push” in their discussions to get a post-Brexit trade arrangement.

The UK leaves the European single market on 31 December, following its European Union membership finished before this season.

Both sides continue to disagree on three major policy areas: European fishing rights in British waters, EU needs for fair competition rules, and also the question of how trade disputes will be solved.

Talking to reporters on Tuesday before a meeting in Brussels with EU ambassadors, Barnier said: “We’re actually in a vital moment and we’re giving it a last push,” Barnier told journalists on Tuesday.

“In 10 days, the UK will depart the only market, and that I will keep working in complete transparency together with the member countries right now and together with all the [European] Parliament.”

Talks between the 2 teams were put to continue Wednesday.