UK-EU Brexit trade talks back on, say leaders

UK-EU Brexit trade talks back on, say leaders
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  • calendar-gray 05 December 2020

The UK and EU have agreed to return to the negotiating table to try to agree a post-Brexit trade deal, APA reports citing BBC.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen made the decision during a phone call on Saturday.

The two sides have been holding talks since March in an attempt to secure a deal before the transition period ends on 31 December.

But on Friday, a joint statement said "significant divergences" remained.

Talks will now restart in Brussels on Sunday as the deadline looms.

The UK left the EU on 31 January but remains under EU trading rules until the end of the year.

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