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Concerns over the soon-to-begin EU/UK trade talks increased further over the weekend. This was in response to comments made by French President Emmanuel Macron.
Speaking at an event over the weekend, the French premier told the audience that he expects the negotiations to be “tense” when they begin in March.
Macron went on to say that he’s “not sure that an agreement will be reached between now and the end of the year”.
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The end of year deadline has become a key focal point for the talks. Especially given that UK PM Boris Johnson continues to reaffirm his position that he will not extend the deadline.
Johnson has repeatedly said that he is prepared to leave the transition period without a trade deal rather than extend the deadline any further.
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