EU chief questions UK PM's trade talks deadline

EU chief questions UK PM's trade talks deadline
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  • calendar-gray 28 December 2019

The deadline for negotiating the UK's future relationship with the EU may need to be extended, the European Commission president has said, APA reports citing BBC.

Boris Johnson has said the post-Brexit transition period will not be extended beyond 31 December 2020.

But Ursula von der Leyen told French newspaper Les Echos both sides needed to think seriously about whether this was enough time to reach an agreement.

She said she was "very worried" about how little time was available.

"It would be reasonable to evaluate the situation mid-year and then, if necessary, agree on extending the transition period," she told the paper.

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