There have been ‘no significant areas of progress'” in the UK’s negotiations with the EU over a post-Brexit trade deal, the bloc’s chief negotiator has said.
Michel Barnier spoke in Brussels following the conclusion of the fourth round of talks between the EU and UK on a future relationship.
UK chief negotiator David Frost agrees ‘progress remains limited’ ahead of a 1 July deadline for extending the transition period.
The UK officially left the EU in January but is currently in the Brexit transition period – meaning it maintains the status quo of membership of the bloc.
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Brexit is the name given to the United Kingdom’s exiting the European Union, which happened on 31 January 2020, following a narrow “Leave” referendum result in a June 2016 vote on EU Membership which took place in the country. News items related to Brexit are posted, below, chronologically, with the most recent items at the top, from a variety of outlets.